Former staff from EA's Criterion have set up a new developer called Fuse Games.
The venture is being headed up by ex-Electronic Arts VP and Criterion GM Matt Webster, who is the studio's general manager. He is joined by head of content Steve Uphill, head of production Pete Lake, head of operations Alan McDairmant and head of tech Andrei Shires – all veterans of Criterion. They departed the EA studio in December 2022.
“Fuse's founding team and I love games and we love making them, and we're driven to look at what’s next for us and for this wonderful industry,” Webster said.
“It takes a great team to make great games, so at Fuse we’re striving to inspire and lead the next generation of game developers and game industry leaders. With the founding team’s experience, we truly understand the value of building teams, and we will work to lead, grow, develop and fuse our people together with a clear vision that is guided by our shared values.”
Fuse Games already boasts 17 members of staff and has received "significant funding" to set up shop in Guildford.