Confirmed: Stuart Black exits Bodycount team

Monday, 19th July 2010 12:33 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Codemasters has confirmed to VG247 that swear-meister Stuart Black “has decided to move on” from the Bodycount team.

“Having created a great vision and direction for Bodycount, Stuart has decided to move on after three years with us,” said Codemasters Guildford studio manager Adrian Bolton.

“He will see out his design role until October and, through the transition period, will continue to work with the talented development team that will take the game through to completion.”

No specific reason was given for the move.

Back to Black

Black became an easily quotable figurehead for the Codemasters shooter thanks to his penchant for swearing like a fucking trooper in interviews related to the game, which was first announced in March.

The developer, who previously worked on Criterion FPS Black, went on a PR assault in the following months, saying the game’s exploding crates were “fucking operas”, that he wanted to “fuck” realism over fun and that Lady Gaga “blew” his “fucking socks off”.

Black claimed Bodycount was to reinvent the genre, extolling the virtues of story in shooting.

Never more.

Sounds like the team’s getting on with it, whatever the reason for his leaving. Bodycount is due out for 360 and PS3 early next year.



  1. Erthazus

    After all this PR there is only one word: LOL

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    He’s off to start his own studio, called ‘Fuck Fucking Fuckers’.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    @2 Yeah I heard that too. I also heard that David Jaffe was joint director also.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. fj

    He’s off to create a Lady Gaga sock fucking game. World exclusive.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. get2sammyb

    How absolutely bizarre. There has to be more to this.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Of course there is: he’s gone to SCEE Studio London to do a Lady Gaga version of SingStar.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. mojo

    his new studio has to be called “Fucking Black, motherfuckers!!”

    #7 5 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda


    #8 5 years ago
  9. Noonan

    @4 I’d buy that for a dollar.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Freek

    Fantastic Unlimmited Creative Kolaborators presents,
    a Stuart Fucking Black game, starring Lady Gaga,

    Black 2: Rock My Fucking Socks

    #10 5 years ago
  11. fdelfino

    From the way this guy curses, he’s probably irish or somethin’…

    #11 5 years ago


    #12 5 years ago
  13. Samuel

    Where will journalists get all their outrageous quotes from now?!?!?!?!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Heh heh – the knives are out! :-D

    #14 5 years ago

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