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Valve and Facebook vet Booth joins Resolution Games board

Valve and Facebook vet Booth joins Resolution Games board

Facebook and Valve veteran Mike Booth has joined VR studio Resolution Games' board of directors.

In an announcement today, the developer revealed that Booth is working in a hands-on capacity in addition to helping Resolution's management.

Booth's career in the industry started in 1998, but really kicked off when he founded Turtle Rock Studios, going on to make Left 4 Dead and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. That outfit was bought by Valve in 2007, along with the aforementioned games. He stayed with the Steam firm until the start of 2012 before he took a break, eventually landing at Blizzard as a game director.

In 2015, he was hired by Facebook to help out with the company's VR business. He was a product manager for the social network's Social VR division, in addition to a creative director.

“What drew me to Resolution Games is the team’s passion and dedication to creating innovative and immersive gameplay in what’s proving to be an incredibly powerful, yet still somewhat challenging technology,” said Booth.

“I’ve seen Tommy [Palm, CEO of Resolution Games] and his team create diverse, high-quality content that pushes the boundaries of what is possible while bringing new people into gaming, which is a very hard thing to do. I’m looking forward to working with this talented group and navigating this field together, even moving beyond the studio’s usual genres to really push the boundaries of what can be done in games.”

Palm added: “I’ve been playing games that Mike created for decades, and we’re so excited to add this legend not only to our board but also as a hands-on creative advisor to our teams as we bring our games to market. At Resolution Games, we know that in order to make the best games, you need the best and most creative minds. Having Mike join our team and share in our vision as we venture into a more hardcore games space will ensure we are creating the best possible experiences.”

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