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Climax restructures after Disney sell-off

After selling its racing studio to Buena Vista Games earlier this month, UK developer Climax has announced plans to restructure and recruit in preperation for next-generation projects.

After selling its racing studio to Buena Vista Games earlier this month, UK developer Climax has announced plans to restructure and recruit in preparation for next-generation projects.

Climax's US studio in Santa Monica will reduce its head count by 14 as it comes under direct control of the UK, as all studios will now come under the single management of head of development, Simon Gardner.

The other two Climax studios, based in Hampshire and London, will benefit from a recruitment drive, as the developer hunts for an additional 70 staff over the next twelve months.

"The sale of our Brighton studio has provided the capital needed to become a real player in new-gen and original games development," said Karl Jeffrey, CEO of Climax.

"New-gen game development requires incredible focus and the removal of all barriers to your teams creating and communicating effectively."

"Integrating our management structure in this way and doing more of our development in the UK will allow us to control the production process better. I am also looking forward to recruiting new talent into the company," he added.

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