Monday, 1 September 2008

Midway Has Strong Commitment To Newcastle Studio

Following the lay off of 90 members earlier in Austin, Texas, Midway CEO and president Matt Booty has stated the company is very committed to its Newcastle branch here in the UK:
“Newcastle is a very important studio for us. We just brought in a new studio head, Craig Duncan, formerly with Codemasters, so I think those two things are an indication that we’ve got a very strong commitment to that studio."

“We’ve had quite a lot of good hires in the last year to eighteen months at the director level - art director, technical director, audio director - so we’re very happy with the leadership of the studio and we currently have acting as executive producer on Wheelman a guy who came up through the ranks on the Mortal Kombat team in the Chicago studio."
Lets hope things work out at Midway and they can avoid future lay offs.

Source: GamesIndustry

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