The lights are on
Respawn co-founder and Titanfall and Call of Duty creator Vince Zampella has partnered with Larry Pacey, who has a history with slot machine makers, to help fund Nuclear Division, a mobile game developer.
In an interview with VentureBeat, Zampella and Pacey spoke about their partnership and Nuclear Division. The studio has been formed in order to test the waters on some new ideas in game development. Zampella's work with Respawn will be unaffected. He has no plans to leave devlopment on Titanfall and is serving advisor and investor roles within the company. Zampella said he considered making Nuclear Division an arm of Respawn, but decided it wasn't a good fit for the studio which is currently focused on console games.
Nuclear Division's focus, alongside game development, is to create a new mobile platform.
[Source: VentureBeat, via Gamasutra]
Our TakeZampella is smart to get some money invested in mobile which already has a huge presence in both technology and gaming, and is continually expanding. I'm curious to see what the future holds for the studio and am very curious to see what kinds of games it will develop. Having Zampella on board, even if it is only in an advisor role, makes me very optimistic.
Email the author Kyle Hilliard, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.