Chris Roberts prefers smaller studios for high focus
Chris Roberts has opened up a new studio in Santa Monica that will be helping with the development of Star Citizen.
Cloud Imperium Games is a 20-man studio and is based in Santa Monica. It will help develop the upcoming space sim that saw success on Kickstarter at $2.1m while additional crowdfunding on the Roberts Space Industries website is over $6.5m.
Cloud Imperium Games joins the ranks of other studios working on Star Citizen in Montreal, Austin and Los Angeles.
Speaking about the new studio, Roberts said, “I’m a big believer in utilizing small, very focused development groups.
“Each studio is working on key features of the game. In Santa Monica we’re working on some of the high-end creative elements, the structuring of our game engine and publishing. Other studios are working on technology, game design and production, customer support and web development.”
Expressing his pleasure of the new Santa Monica studio Roberts ended by saying, “We couldn’t be more pleased with hanging our shingle up in Santa Monica. It’s an incredibly creative community here already with a lot of game development and art resources all around us. We’re reaching out to fill positions for the new office already.”
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