Only a month or so ago after revealing that SEGA were planning a major expansion for their British based developer The Creative Assembly, the publisher today announced a new studio being set up in Solihull in the West Midlands of England and that they’re developing a new game for the Playstation Vita. If that location sounds familiar to some of you, it will be because this was were the ill-fated SEGA Racing Studio was once based. Indeed SEGA’s Gary Dunn, VP of product development for SEGA West confirmed that some members of the original team will be working in this new studio. He also went on to confirm that prior to this announcement, the group SEGA retain had been working under the banner of SEGA Technology Group. For a more indepth report, check after the break were VG247 had an indepth interview with Gary Dunn.
“We wanted them to generate innovative prototypes that really used the hardware’s feature-set to its max. To cut a long story short, we were pretty blown away with one of the prototypes,” Dunn said.
“We put it through our greenlight process, and the studio we’re opening today is co-located with that technology group in Solihull to make the game of the prototype the tech group discovered.”
“I can say the first game we’re putting into production is starting out on PlayStation Vita, so we’ll work on a new platform. That’s not to say it’ll be the only platform, but it’s certainly the platform we’re starting out this project with,” he said.
“In terms of the game, I guess it’ll be the New Year before we announce anything specific,” said Dunn.
“It may just be before that; I’d like to see how pre-production goes first. But I do anticipate it’ll certainly be this coming winter when we start talking about the game.”
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