It’s been a wild and loopy curler coaster experience this final 12 months, constructing a brand new studio and hiring a ton of nice expertise amid the pandemonium of the COVID-19 lockdown. What an unbelievable journey up to now and eventually the day that marks the start of our subsequent chapter has arrived! At present we’re thrilled to announce a landmark deal for Deviation Video games, working with Sony Interactive Leisure to develop a brand-new unique IP.
When my accomplice Jason Blundell and I first met a long time in the past, we frequently dreamt about having our personal studio, making video games our approach with our personal crew of like-minded builders, and constructing a neighborhood the place lasting friendships are created. That dream has turn into a actuality at this time. We really feel so lucky to have this unbelievable alternative – one for Jason and I to construct one thing utterly new from the bottom up, to fearlessly innovate and forge an unbelievable neighborhood and legacy.
We name ourselves Deviators. And as Jason describes it, “One other approach of claiming Deviator is Renaissance mindset. Deviators are usually not solely captivated with their very own self-discipline, however they love others too. We imagine that’s what is exclusive and particular about our studio, the tradition, the crew, and this venture. From expertise, younger decided studios want rock strong assist to thrive. That’s why it means a lot that PlayStation is partnering with us on our first sport. As you all know–having loved the superb PlayStation Studios portfolio–they know what it takes to make nice video games. To have a accomplice like that behind us makes the street forward merely breathtaking.”
I do know what you’re considering as you learn this. What sort of sport are we making? How lengthy have we already been engaged on it? Is it story primarily based? Multiplayer? Co-op? Or the entire above and extra? When is it popping out? Whereas I can affirm growth is already underway, it’s actually early for us to be going into particular particulars. We’re drawing on what we’ve discovered over our collective a long time making video games, however we’re additionally out to make one thing contemporary and brimming with innovation such as you’ve by no means skilled earlier than. We’re not afraid to say that our ambitions are tremendous excessive: we’re getting down to make an enormous, content-rich sport with a give attention to a variety of motion and a variety of power, however let’s go away it at that for now and hopefully it received’t be lengthy earlier than we will share extra.
As for at this time, I’m right here to say: regulate us–we’ve introduced on superb expertise from around the globe, we’re over 100 Deviators and rising quick, and we’ve an unbelievable accomplice behind us in SIE.
To our followers, notably those that’ve adopted a few of our crew members’ previous work through the years: thanks for all of your assist, notably now as we enterprise into creating one thing for ourselves. Comply with our studio channels for all the most recent and keep tuned. We could be quiet for a short while however subsequent time we will speak particularly about what we’re engaged on; we’re assured it would increase a number of eyebrows!