Thu, Sep 16, 2010 | 17:34 BST
Guerrilla co-founders de Ronde and Mol form Vanguard Entertainment
Original Guerrilla Games co-founders Martin de Ronde and Michiel Mol, have started a new studio called Vanguard Entertainment.
The new studio comes four years after selling the Killzone development house to Sony, and merges de Ronde’s online games production company Karami and Mol’s PSN and XBLA developer W! Games.
Vanguard’s focus will be on creating online games that use “the fundamental mechanics of the fast growing market of PC online games and applying them to products for consoles and other premium platforms”.
“Over the past few years, we have been closely following the rapid rise of social network games, browser based games and new online business models associated with these platforms,” said de Ronde (pictured above). “We also see that the market for console games forms the heart of our industry still in terms of revenue and state of the art production values.
“We feel both these market segments will be rapidly converging over the coming years, rather than competing with each other, and with Vanguard we want to be at the forefront of this development. It will be Vanguard’s mission to capitalise on the need for new types of online content on consoles, which it will be doing with games based on original IP.”
Vanguard is currently a few new projects, the first of which is due to be announced shortly.