Microsoft Announce Ex Rare Producer As New Studio Head

by on September 14, 2012

Microsoft Announce Ex Rare Producer As New Studio HeadIn a potentially exciting development, the mighty Microsoft have today announced the formation of a new London-based studio, which will be headed up by former Rare Production Director Lee Schuneman.

The new studio has been given the task of developing “Entertainment as a Service” with a focus on Windows 8 tablet devices. With a track record that includes working on Kinect Sports Season 1, Fable: The Journey and the creation of Xbox 360 Avatars, Schuneman has a solid track record and we look forward to seeing what they come up with in the future.

‘I’m hugely excited by this new venture,’ comments Lee Schuneman on his new appointment. ‘Adding a fourth UK-based studio to the incredible roster of talent already in place across Rare Ltd, Soho Productions and Lionhead not only increases our in-region studio presence, but will allow Microsoft Studios to explore the many creative and business opportunities that developing new games and entertainment experiences on Windows 8 tablet devices and platforms will afford.’

As always, GodisaGeek will be there for you to report any developments with this new venture.