Resolution Games has become a dominant force within the XR industry, creating virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) titles like Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs, Bait! and Acron: Attack of the Squirrels. Today, the studio has announced a new team member who just so happens to be Tom Hall, who helped create iconic franchises like Wolfenstein 3-D and DOOM.
Hall has quite the videogame career spanning over 30 years. He was the co-founder of id Software and ION Storm, worked as director and co-designer of Wolfenstein 3-D and helped usher in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre.
He’ll be joining Resolution Games as senior creative director, helping lead design on the studio’s future releases.
“I’ve been a fan of VR and AR for a long time,” said Hall in a statement. “Most people don’t know this, but I actually made my first VR game in 1992! It was a fuzzy, early attempt at bringing Wolfenstein 3-D to virtual reality that turned out to be a lot of fun.
“I’ve really been hooked on VR headsets and games in recent years, and have even made a number of AR prototypes. When a friend pinged me about an opportunity at Resolution Games — undoubtedly one of the highest quality VR/AR devs in the world — I jumped at it! These are still the early days of what will become a fascinating technology woven into our lives, and I can’t wait to see what bold, fun experiences we can make together.”
Today’s announcement follows on from the one in March where Resolution Games revealed that Mike Booth would be joining its board of directors. The studio is building a very strong veteran team as it continues to develop new projects like comedy multiplayer Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale and PvP shooter Blaston.
“Tom has been a key figure in shaping what video games have become over the last 30 years,” adds Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “While many have seen the VR gaming industry as struggling to find its voice, Resolution Games has been proud to lead with some of the biggest titles available to date. We’re ecstatic to have Tom join us as we shape what’s to come, and look forward to how his contributions will help to define the future of the space.”
As further details regarding Resolutions Game’s projects are revealed, VRFocus will let you know.