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Black Rock duo form Roundcube Entertainment

Baynes and Monaghan create new Brighton business

Black Rock Studios' Nick Baynes and Ian Monaghan have formed a new business, Roundcube Entertainment.

Baynes, previously game director on Split/Second, is studio head of the developer, while Monaghan becomes development director.

Both were hit by a round of layoffs at Black Rock, following parent company Disney's decision to jettison staff as it steps away from console development and moves into social markets.

Many staff left Brighton's Black Rock Studios last week, although a team of around 30 remains to work on a single project for Disney.

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Jason Sartor Copy editor/Videographer, Florida Today10 years ago
Good luck to these gentlemen.

Now, another Pure-type game would be awesome. I assume the Pure IP is owned elsewhere, but a similar game would be great. Takeshi, Takeshi!
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Toby Allen Producer, 2K Czech10 years ago
Best of luck!
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Toby Allen Producer, 2K Czech10 years ago
Best of luck!
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PATRICK CHUDE Studying MSc. Information Systems, University of Surrey10 years ago
Awesome guys, hope they make a "Split/Second" type game. And give Evolution Studios a run for their money.
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James Francis Assistant Producer / Production Assistant 10 years ago
Having worked with both of these guys I can only see it being a success, I wish them good luck, and if they read this and need a AP/PA you know where I am ;)
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