Former Eidos chief John Kavanagh has joined rising games developer/publisher Pixelbomb Games.
The studio is working on PC, PS4 and Xbox One game Beyond Flesh & Blood. Kavanagh's appointment as MD comes as the firm attempts to become a major UK digital publisher.
I'm truly excited to be joining Pixelbomb, a unique studio which lives and breathes its Manchester heritage, said Kavanagh. Pixelbomb has such diverse talent at its disposal. I'm very pleased to be leading this studio and am both proud and eager to help shape its future and its games.”
He continued: We are growing our team and forming partnerships as part of our aim to be a digital publishing hub as well as a well-known home for games development in the UK.
Pixelbomb is bolstered by over 50 years experience across the whole team, so the studio is primed for integrated success as a developer and digital publisher.”
Kavanagh says the firm hopes to become a big player in PC, console, mobile and VR.
His experience includes roles such as publisher and VP of development at Eidos, president of Ion Storm and Crystal Dynamics, President of Kuju America and senior VP of games for Paramount Pictures. In recent years, he has held senior roles at technology and software engineering firms.