Psyop, the Los Angeles-based developer behind fortune-telling video game Kismet, has announced today the expansion of its virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) business with the hiring of former 2K executive Matthew Seymour.
Seymour will be the new executive producer/business development manager for VR/AR, overseeing production of original and brand related content at the studio. He brings more than two decades of experience with him, from studio operations and product management to content production.
“These are incredibly exciting times to be involved in virtual and augmented reality, but also extremely important times as the industry works to figure out the most engaging and compelling experiences for the medium,” said Seymour. “I joined Psyop because the company is a true innovator in the VR space. The company’s creative chops are practically unparalleled, and the team has clearly demonstrated a proficiency in VR. But what impressed me most is their unique approach and willingness to push the boundaries in terms of what VR and AR can do, especially with animated, real-time rendered experiences.”
His VR experience was gained at Heavy Iron Studios, where he secured several VR projects, including the base technology for The Martian VR Experience, alongside video games such as Fat City.
“We are extremely excited to have Matthew Seymour team up with Director David Chontos and the rest of the Psyop group to push our VR efforts forward,” said Neysa Horsburgh, Psyop’s managing director. “His leadership and experience will play a major role as we increase our VR production capabilities and slate, and his creative vision will be an invaluable asset as we continue to raise the bar for VR design and development.”
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