Evolution Studios founder Martin Kenwright, has revealed his ambitious new Liverpool-based studio, Starship.
Kenwright told Games Industry International that the studio’s plans are under wraps until this year’s E3, but he did make it clear that the studio has its sights set high.
“The name Starship hints at the height of our ambitions. Evolution and D.I.D paved the way for what we’re doing now, we’re aiming to disrupt the market with revolutionary products that fulfil a genuine use and need for consumers,” Kenwright explained, in part. “I was never going to return to the industry to do something that people expected,” Kenwright continues. “I had five years away from making games, during which I came to the conclusion that gaming investment is broken, and because of that real innovation seems to have taken a backseat. The concept for Starship takes our AAA softology and wraps it around the antidote.”
Kengwright says the content that Starship is working on “breaks new ground” in several ways, including “its creation, in how it’s funded, right through to how it’s marketed.”
Starship’s staff currently totals 20 members, including several former members of Evolution and the defunct Sony Studio Liverpool. Clemens Wangerin, former director at Sony Studio Liverpool is taking the role of chief operating officer.
“Work on a number of genuinely game-changing products is already underway and we’ll be in a position to unveil the first as we get closer to summer.”