Rare has announced a round of new hires for the firm, consisting of industry vets from Codemasters, Ubisoft Reflections, and Relentless Software.
Andrew Dennison, a former Codemasters employees, has been appointed as software director, while Peter Ridgway, another former Codemasters employee, has been hired on as technical art director.
Rare has also brought on Jon Vincent as audio director, a position he held previously at Ubisoft Reflections. Also hired as executive producer was Danny Isaac, Relentless Software’s former studio manager.
“Everyone at Rare welcomes the skills and input of some of the industry’s most exciting people as we boost an already strong talent base with these latest hires,” commented Rare’s senior studio director, Craig Duncan. “This is the latest step in Rare’s continued evolution and we have plans to further augment our team over the coming months.
“As a first party Microsoft studio, our mission is to attract the brightest and best talent in the business; these four appointments demonstrate that we are well on our way to achieving this.”
The new hires were brought in to fill out the firm’s Kinect development team.