Former Infinity Ward devs build FPS for VR and Mobile

Former Infinity Ward devs build FPS for VR and Mobile

As reported by IGN on Monday, July 14, former developers of the Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward have grouped together to form a new company, named “Reload Studios”, and have revealed what they’re planning for their first game.

The new studio, which is currently comprised of 12 members (of whom mostly come from Call of Duty backgrounds), has five members playing the developer’s leadership role, four of which are former Infinity Ward employees.

According to IGN, one of the founding members of Reload Studios is James Chung, who previously worked on the Call of Duty franchise. Alongside Chung is his co-founder Taehoon Oh, who has worked on six separate Call of Duty tiles over the past 10 years; Pete Blumel, a producer who worked on the Modern Warfare titles as well as Ghosts ; Hougant Chen, who has worked on various Call of Duty titles as well as Kaos Studios’ Homefront .

Three other members of the team include prolific ex-Disney animator Nik Ranieri, who has worked on major Disney movies such as Tangled and Aladdin , as well as Zachary Norman of textPlus and Alexander Krivicich of Buffalo Studios, who have been both revealed to be taking on “adviser” roles, according to IGN.

When I first saw what the latest round of VR devices could do, I realized these were not just peripherals but brand new platforms that could transform the way we experience, interact with and create media. It was the perfect time to follow my passion and bring together the most talented people I know under one roof to form a development culture that promotes creativity and collaboration, ” James Chung said in a still-unpublished press release on Reload Studios’ website .

People are always looking for something new. Just as smartphones changed the way we live our lives, I am sure VR will change the way people experience media content. As a game developer, this realization compelled me to become part of a new team that focuses on developing VR content, ” added Taehoon Oh.

Reload Studios’ first game is slated to release sometime in 2015, and it’ll be developed for virtual reality and mobile devices, as well as for current-gen consoles.

We’ll bring you more news on Reload Studios should further information reach our ears.

[ IGN ]

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