Pitbull adds two key hires

James Parr and Jef Hardy both "key" to company winning its first contract

Pitbull Studio has announced that it has appointed to former Pitbull Syndicate veterans in the form of James Parr and Jef Hardy.

Parr, who will take on the role of technical director, has worked in the industry for over 20 years, on titles including Destruction Derby 2, Test Drive, LA Rush and Ferrari Challenge.

Meanwhile Hardy has been assigned the job of design director - he too worked on a host of titles, most recently Wheelman at the now-defunct Midway Newcastle Studio.

Pitbull Studio CEO Robert Troughton, reunited with his former colleagues, revealed that their appointments had been important for the business already.

"Getting both James and Jef involved was key to us winning our first contract," he explained. "We have an amazing team forming here and are looking forward to announcing our first lines of product."

The studio's first game has yet to be announced, but it is thought first details will be revealed shortly.

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Jay Crowe Creative Director, Bohemia Interactive8 years ago
It's good to see a solid British startup in the wake of recent bad news;
particularly one with strong roots in some classic computer game IP.

I wish them the greatest success.
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I love british startups not needing the ole govt push. I feel the next step is to set up some local clusters of excellence/alliance of developer/publishers
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Terence Gage Freelance writer 8 years ago
I enjoyed Wheelman, although I thought it was too shallow and in need of refinement, and I would have liked to see what Necessary Force could have been like as the reveal trailer was pretty excellent. Here's hoping Pitbull can use their experience to create a really slick driving/action game.
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John Howie Audio Designer 8 years ago
Nice one lads, it's good to see the Midway closure hasn't put you off making games.
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Iain Lowson Writer 8 years ago
Fantastic news! :) Wishing all at Pitbull the very best.
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Chris Kirby Producer 8 years ago
Good luck guys..
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Neil McPhillips Senior Development Manager, Blazing Griffin8 years ago
Indeed, can't wait to see what you're working on lads.
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