Chris Roberts heads to Kent studio as it targets new platforms

Dovetail Games appoints new creative director

UK developer Dovetail Games has appointed former Criterion dev Chris Roberts as its new creative director.

Roberts has worked in the industry for 17 years and has worked on titles including Need for Speed: Rivals, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Harry Potter and the Burnout series.

"The environment that Dovetail has created in its Kent-based studio is a really creative and inspiring one," Roberts told MCV.

"There is a very talented team there which is committed to producing high quality simulation products and there’s a lot of excitement as the studio starts to move into new areas and develop for new platforms. It’s something I’m delighted to become a part of. I can’t wait to combine my love of simulations with my experience of developing triple-A entertainment software to create something special."

Dovetail Games’ VP of HR Gemma Johnson-Brown added: "It’s a pleasure to be welcoming Chris to the team; he is a highly regarded individual within the games development community. He has the skills and experience to build a world-class creative team that will enable us to deliver the highest quality products as we diversify into new areas of simulation."

Dovetail Games, previously known as, develops simulation games, and is most famous for its Train Simulator titles.

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