Last month VRFocus reported on Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) London Studios confirming there would be job losses at the company, now that work had finished on PlayStation VR title London Heist, part of the PlayStation VR Worlds package. Now games industry veteran Brynley Gibson, who worked at SIE London Studios has been appointed Head of Studios at Curve Digital Entertainment.
Gibson was Executive Producer of virtual reality (VR) for SIE London Studios and helped produce PlayStation VR Worlds. In his new role Gibson will also head up Zöe Mode and Headstrong Games divisions, driving development in the VR and augmented reality (AR) sectors.
“I’m delighted to take up the new role, heading up Curve Digital Entertainment Studios,” said Gibson. “It’s an incredibly exciting time and I’m very happy to be a part of this fast-moving business.”
Curve Digital Entertainment CEO Dominic Wheatley added: “Brynley’s experience in producing million-selling and critically-acclaimed games is second to none. In addition, his more recent successes in VR means that we are in an excellent position to provide cutting-edge development services in this fast-moving, cutting-edge space.”
Gibson has previously at Lionhead Studios and Headstrong Games, with his work credits including Battalion Wars 2, the Chime series and the BAFTA-winning The Movies. He also helped produce alongside being one of the original creators of Nintendo’s multi-million selling Art Academy series.
VRFocus will continue to follow Curve Digital Entertainment, reporting back with the studios progression into VR.