“We want time to iterate on everything and get ideas and feedback from the whole team,” he wrote on the company’s website. “We’re building this studio to last for decades, and that doesn’t happen without putting the team first.”
Today, @DKo5 and I are proud to announce Gravity Well – a new AAA studio! We are constructing the group that may create one thing actually enjoyable with us. Whether you’re in Los Angeles or wish to work remotely, we’d love to listen to from you. https://t.co/42IaVXQNdk
— Jon Shiring (@jonshiring) May 11, 2020
The duo is capping the dimensions of the corporate at 85 staff to ensure the group can work flexibly and with out an excessive amount of crimson tape. McCoy and Shiring plan to keep up an anti-crunch tradition — in an analogous vein, Respawn mentioned final 12 months it’d house out Apex Legends
Although the studio is predicated in Los Angeles, it’s going to embrace remote working. “Since one of the core values of Gravity Well is increased diversity, we’re excited about not being hamstrung by relocation or work visa issues,” Shiring wrote. “We want to hire the best talent in the industry, regardless of where you live.”
McCoy and Shiring have been amongst dozens of builders who left Infinity Ward after guardian firm Activision fired that studio’s founders Vince Zampella and Jason West in 2010. The latter duo then began Respawn and employed a lot of their former staff to work on Titanfall.