Pitbull Studio, the Newcastle-based outfit born from the ashes of a collapsed Midway studio, is moving to larger offices having hired more staff.
“After private viewings of our current project, we’ve had ideas and offers coming through almost daily for what we should work on next,” said studio manager Robert Troughton.
“There are definitely very exciting times ahead for the studio,” he added.
As part of its expansion plans, the developer has hired former Eutechnyx man John Gibson, who takes on the role of lead character artist and animator. Also joining is Leigh Swift and Terence Burns.
Gibson is said to have been instrumental in the art direction of the Wheelman project – the final game released by Midway Newcastle. He will now lead Pitbull’s character art team.
“We’re very lucky with who we have right now – as are our clients, many stating that we’re well on our way to being the premier UK character asset creation source,” said Troughton.