Simon Woodroffe has been in the gaming industry for 20+ years working on titles like Simon the Sorcerer and Call of Cthulthu. But if you frequent this site, you probably recall his name from his work at SEGA, including working on titles like Renegade Ops and Sonic Generations. Simon Woodroffe is ready to move on and took the position of Creative Director over at Rare.
“Simon’s vast experience and knowledge are a fantastic addition to Rare’s strong Design team. He has worked on many innovative titles over the years, including some really impressive R&D prototyping projects. He is a terrific all-rounder and the ideal person to head up our Design department. Rare is committed to making the best possible games experiences that inspire everyone to play, and we believe the best way to do that is to attract the brightest and best talent in the business.” – Rare’s senior studio director Craig Duncan.
Its always good to see people that work on SEGA move on to bigger studios to work on more games.Ad:
2 responses to “Rare hires design chief from SEGA West”
“Its always good to see people that work on SEGA move on to bigger studios to work on more games.”
Except that they don’t work for SEGA anymore…
I’m sure you’re not intending to say this, but it sounds like you are happy to see SEGA losing talented people to other developers.
Why was this posted all over the Internet? The guy literally released no games at his entire stay at SEGA.