June 24, 2024

Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker, the duo that co-founded acclaimed Batman Arkham studio Rocksteady earlier than departing to “begin a brand new journey collectively in video games” in 2022, have arrange a brand new AAA London growth studio, Hundred Star Video games.

Hundred Star Video games’ existence actually is not a secret – it already has a web site and an in depth Nice Place to Work itemizing – however its connection to Hill and Walker has solely simply began to develop into extra broadly recognized because of a brand new report by Polygon, which noticed the duo had been named as Hundred Star’s administrators on company information web site Endole.

Hundred Star hasn’t but introduced itself to press, and solely a restricted quantity of knowledge is presently accessible. On Nice Place to Work, the East London studio says its ethos is to create a “small group of solely 100 business veterans and rising abilities, who’re dedicated to crafting cutting-edge gaming experiences that encourage and captivate gamers worldwide.”

Work on Kill the Justice League was properly underway when Hill and Walker left Rocksteady in 2022.

“With innovation at our core, we’re devoted to pushing boundaries, embracing range, and fostering a vibrant gaming neighborhood,” it continues. “Our empowering firm tradition is exclusive to the business which inspires management in any respect ranges, accountability, group assist, vulnerability, and connection.”

At current, Hundred Star is alleged to have employed 25 workers out of its deliberate 100, with Polygon noting a variety of Rocksteady veterans – together with a “handful of lead builders and director-level ex-Rocksteady workers” – have joined the studio in line with updates on LinkedIn. Given the corporate seems to have come into being final April, with its web site solely going stay in October, it’s going to seemingly be a while earlier than it is able to make its first undertaking official.

Hill and Walker introduced their departure from Rocksteady – after 18 years on the studio – in October 2022, saying they had been leaving to “begin a brand new journey collectively in video games.”

On the time, Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was believed to be on its ultimate stretch of growth, however its launch was delayed by 10 months final April following a disastrous PlayStation State of Play reveal. It is now because of arrive on 2nd February 2024, however current previews have been extraordinarily important – with Eurogamer’s Ed Nightingale writing, “This may not be the superhero fantasy you are in search of.”