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Oliver twins depart Rebellion

Oliver twins depart Rebellion

Philip and Andrew Oliver are leaving UK games firm Rebellion.

The duo joined the Oxford-based firm after it bought their studio Radiant Worlds as it drifted into stormy seas. This outfit was rebranded Rebellion Warwick in January 2018.

The Oliver twins stuck around to ensure a smooth transition for the studio's Rebellion-owned future. During this time, the outpost has relocated to a new office at Warwick Technology Park and assisted with the development and publishing of titles including Strange Brigade.

The Olivers are leaving to launch a consultancy business with more details promised in the near future.

"Philip and Andrew's remit was to help with what would be a challenging time of transition for their studio," Rebellion co-founder and CEO Jason Kingsley OBE said.

"We are grateful for the assistance they provided and the work they did at Rebellion Warwick. With their huge experience, we're excited to see their consultancy business grow."

Philip Oliver added: "We're delighted with what the Rebellion Warwick team has achieved over the last year, and we are confident they'll continue to flourish. But we're both looking forward to this next chapter and we're excited to get started."

Radiant Worlds isn't the only acquisition that Rebellion has made in the last twelve months; the firm snapped up Yorkshire-based TickTock Games earlier this month, with the studio being rebranded Rebellion North. That's on top of a new $100m studio space in Oxford that will help the media brand expand its TV and film interests

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