New virtual machines firm from Steven Collins and Hugh Reynolds comes out of hiding

GDC: Havok co-founders cut to the Kore

Although the firm was founded over a year ago, new middleware business Kore – formed by Havok co-founders Steven Collins and Hugh Reynolds – has chosen to come out of hiding at GDC to talk about its new virtual machines offer.

Kore was founded in late 2008, and started production on its Lua-compatible VM specifically for console games development early last year. The team hope their new tool can dramatically help game designers.

Based across San Francisco and Dublin, the firm has already worked with Bungie, Lionhead and The Creative Assembly.

The first game built using Kore has already hit in fact: Supreme Commander 2, which launched on PC last week and heads to console next week.

The firm is now demonstrating Kore to GDC attendees at the event’s expo, which opens tomorrow.

Develop will have more news on a new licensee for Kore later today – and a GDC interview with Collins and Reynolds will appear on the site soon.

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