A large number of ex Evolution Studios personnel have together formed a new game developer studio called Secret Sorcery, according to reports.
Evolution Studios was responsible for games like Motorstorm, Rally Championship, and the recet DriveClub, and was a victim of a series of layoffs in March that led to the sacking of a large number of developers from the company.
These developers have now collectively formed Secret Sorcery in St Helens in the North West of England, according to GameIndustry, alongside various others who left by choice, including Evolution Studio co-founder and Studio Technical Director Scott Kirkland.
The core focus of this studio will be developing titles that take advantage of Virtual Reality headsets, and the company says it already has a large amount of hands-on experience working on VR headsets such as Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift.
Scott Kirkland is open to contact from other developers, especially those who have worked on the VR headsets.
“We’d love to hear from creatively talented and skilled developers who share our enthusiasm for VR gaming via firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the beginning of something magical; we’re looking forward to sharing more exciting news over the coming weeks.”
In addition to Kirkland, various other experienced developers and directors have also joined in, including Nigel Middleman, who worked as Senior Technical Artist at Evolution, Criterion, Bizarre Creations, and Electronic Arts.