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Former Relic devs open new studio

A group of former Relic Entertainment employees have officially announced that they have teamed up to form a new studio which will operate under the name of Smoking Gun Interactive.

A group of former Relic Entertainment employees have officially announced that they have teamed up to form a new studio which will operate under the name of Smoking Gun Interactive.

The studio will be headed up by Jon Johnson, who worked on Relic's hit PC title Company of Heroes - along with his fellow Smoking Gun co-founders, Angie Radwan-Pytlewski and Drew Dunlop. Other key COH team members which jave joined the firm include audio director Crispin Hands and writer Duane Pye.

"The team at Smoking Gun has worked passionately together for over seven years, building teams that have created the most critically acclaimed games in their genre," said Johnson.

"As the industry evolves so do the ways that people interact with videogames. With our collective input Smoking Gun will be at the forefront of producing innovative best-selling titles, that really push the envelop further than we've gone before."

The studio has yet to reveal any details of its first project.

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