Loadedinc have posted some info about a new games studio called Real Time Worlds, which has been set up by David Jones, creator of Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto, Ian Hetherington, former Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and founder of Psygnosis, and Tony Harman the former Director of Development and Acquisition at Nintendo of America:
David Jones, creator of Lemmings and the infamous Grand Theft Auto franchises has joined forces with Ian Hetherington, former Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and founder of Psygnosis, and Tony Harman the former Director of Development and Acquisition at Nintendo of America. The three industry veterans have united to back Jones' latest original concepts and technologies and plan to utilise their unique distribution experience to 'maximize the revenue potential for Real Time Worlds products now in development'.
While not much is known about their future titles Ian Hetherington has dropped a hint. "We are not yet talking specifically about our two titles under development, but I will hint that fans of GTA and next-generation racing games will not be disappointed. Having seen literally thousands of games in the past, I was amazed at the unique and ground breaking ideas that are being brought to life at Real Time Worlds,"
Jones seems fired up about future prospects for the developer and added: "Bringing Ian and Tony on board follows my philosophy of only working with the best. My goal is to create unique global franchises and maximize the revenue potential from those titles. We have put together a hand picked team of 28 developers with a tremendous portfolio of hit games behind them, and now we have a similar pedigree in our management team."
The company name of Real Time Worlds gives us some indication of their plans and Tony Harman comments: "The Company has created some unique technologies. The emerging on-line gaming market is an area we will be creating some waves in."
This is one development studio we'll be keeping an eye on, it will good to see some life pumped back into the Scottish Games industry which has provided the gaming world with some superb titles over thw years but seems to have sat back a little in recent times.