Guerilla Games co-founder
Arjan Brussee has parted company with his Killzone comrades to begin
working on an “ambitious” new mystery project at Dead Space
developer Visceral Games. Brussee, who served as the studio's
development director during its time on four Killzone titles and
acquisition by Sony, announced his departure in an email obtained by Control Online (via Edge).
“The folks at Guerrilla are
absolutely world class and can only improve further,” Brussee said,
fondly remembering the studio's time “growing the company from an
attic to a world class developer” while “creating Killzone 1 and
Shellshock [Nam '67] at the same time,” as well as “actually
realising Killzone 2 after that infamous trailer.”
Prior to the founding of Guerrilla, Brussee was instrumental in guiding the company through its earlier incarnations as Lost Boys Games and Orange Games. It was at the latter that Brussee had his first hit, Jazz Jackrabbit, which is also credited with launching the career of co-designer Cliff Bleszinski.
For now, “I now want to find a new personal
challenge,” says Brussee: “who knows where this will take me
next.” For the moment, Visceral Games does, and will hopefully
share more details soon...