The developers behind LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga leaving TT Games to set upA brand new studio – with a name that seemingly riffs on their previous employer.
TT GamesJon Burton, founder, and Arthur Parsons, ex-Heads of Design are both highly experienced in their respective fields. LEGOvideo games, and they have both parted ways studioThese are the last few years. (Burton resigned in 2019, while Parsons did so earlier this year. They’ve now established their own company, 10:10 Games – or, if you prefer, Ten-Ten Games.
It could be a coincidence – or it could be a nod toThe fact that the newventure is entirely made up of ex-TT Gamesstaff. All eight employees listed as currently working at 10:10 GamesLinkedIn was previously part of TTAs technical designers, lighting artists and game directors, as well as senior programmers.
Leon Warren was employed by the company up to July 2021. TT GamesSince nearly 25 years, he has been in artistic roles. He’s now the Art Director for 10:10 Games. Alexandra Banks worked for the same company for 10 years. TT Games across titles including LEGOBatman 3: Beyond Gotham LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, and is now a Senior Designer at 10:10 Games.
They’re not the only ones departing the studioNearly everything is behind it LEGOvideo game from the last 15 years. Others such as Jack Chapman, Alex Harkin, and others have also left. newHorizons, even though neither has (sofar) joined 10:10 Games.
While such an outflux of staff at the end of a project is really just as business as usual in software development – suggesting LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is nearing completion – so many high-profile and veteran members of TT Games leaving toEstablish a brand new studioThis is a little more puzzling.
All that said, it doesn’t spell the end for TT Games: studioIt is currently hiring staff for its next project. LEGOVideo game based upon a major IP. Strong focus on ‘networked content’ ‘networked gameplay’.
As for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, all we really know for now is that it’s apparently ‘in safe hands’ – though we’re seemingly no nearer to learning when exactly we’ll be able toYou can play it. We are hoping Gamescom surprises us with new information later in the month.
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