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New Guildford office for Pitbull Studio

New Guildford office for Pitbull Studio

Fri 09 Nov 2012 3:24pm GMT / 10:24am EST / 7:24am PST
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And adds new senior artist and programmers to the team

Pitbull Studio is expanding its operations and opening a new studio in Guildford.

Pitbull hopes to draw on the significant talent pool that already exists in the Guildford area, which includes studios like Media Molecule, Lionhead and more recent start ups like 22 Cans.

The company is currently focused on development for Unreal Engine 4, and supporting a number of projects using both that product and its predecessor, the Unreal Engine 3.

The company has already started expanding its team, welcoming senior artist Phil Nixon and programmers Bruce Nesbit, Keith Judge and Luke Parkes to its team. Between them the newcomers have contributed to the Fable franchise, Prey, Driver San Francisco and Rage.

Pitbull was founded in 2009 in Sunderland.

13 Comments

robert troughton UK General Manager, Epic Games

222 96 0.4
We've been working on this for a while now - huge relief to finally have the news out there ... many thanks to all who helped - and, of course, Fran Mulhern from Recruit3D who almost single-handedly helped us find the people to populate the new studio.

Posted:2 years ago

#1
Well done. Well done indeed!

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D

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Heh. You're welcome:) But yeah, it's been fantastic. As well as Keith and Luke, I've helped them with another five coders over the last few months, including two this week alone - I think nearly all of the initial Guildford set up as well as others elsewhere. They're a studio that many people haven't heard of, but get very excited about after they've had a chat with them and heard what they're doing.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator

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Another +1 for Guildford, well done and good luck!

I have a theory that if you rub Fran's head a genie will come out. ;)

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Ben Board Developer Account Manager, Microsoft

16 24 1.5
Congrats, Bob!

Posted:2 years ago

#5

John Donnelly Quality Assurance

313 38 0.1
Great news to see expansion of a studio instead of contraction.

Posted:2 years ago

#6

Dave Cullinane Account Director, RealtimeUK

4 0 0.0
Great News! :)

Posted:2 years ago

#7

Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D

863 707 0.8
@Kingman - there's nothing I can say to that:)

Posted:2 years ago

#8
Now if Fran can get Bruce a Zynga job...I will forever bow to his might and supreme skills as the best recruiter :)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Dr. Chee Ming Wong on 10th November 2012 2:51am

Posted:2 years ago

#9

Gary Bracey Commercial Director, Kuju Entertainment

3 3 1.0
Many congrats to Pitbull. Refreshing to hear of a UK studio expanding rather than closing! Keep it up, guys and wishing you continued/growing success!

Posted:2 years ago

#10

Lewis Brown Snr Sourcer/Recruiter, Electronic Arts

202 56 0.3
Great to see another studio in Guildford hope it works out for you :-)

Posted:2 years ago

#11

robert troughton UK General Manager, Epic Games

222 96 0.4
Thanks everyone!

Posted:2 years ago

#12

Arjun Agnihotri Business Development Manager, Dhruva Interactive

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Congrats Robert!

Posted:2 years ago

#13

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