Craig Duncan has joined Rare, assuming the role of senior studio director at the Microsoft-owned UK developer.
Duncan brings with him a wealth of experience working on a huge range of games, including a number of high profile racing titles such as the Colin McRae Rally series and Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing.
The long-standing industry member has previously held senior product development roles at Codemasters, Midway Games and most recently Sumo Digital.
"Craig’s appointment strengthens the terrific team at Rare which was most recently responsible for the breakout hit Kinect Sports," said Rare's studio manager Scott Henson. "Craig joins us at an exciting time and his experience will be key to ensuring that Rare continues to create innovative, industry-leading products which delight and entertain."
"I’m thrilled to be taking on this leadership role at Rare; It is a studio with a great heritage and a consistent track record of creative innovation within Microsoft Game Studios," added Duncan.
"I’m looking forward to working with the exceptional talent at Rare to create amazing games that will see Rare establish its position as one of the world’s top game studios."