Former Eidos and Paramount executive John Kavanagh has joined Pixelbomb Games as Managing Director.
“I’m truly excited to be joining the team at Pixelbomb Games, a unique studio which lives and breathes its Manchester heritage,“ said John Kavanagh, Managing Director at Pixelbomb Games. “Pixelbomb Games has such diverse talent at its disposal, and is already building incredible products such as Beyond Flesh & Blood. I’m very pleased to be leading this studio and am both proud and eager to help shape its future and its games. As a key indicator not only for the growth of the Northern Powerhouse vision, but of the UK games industry as it becomes increasingly competitive in the global marketplace, Pixelbomb Games will measure its success based on the long term business strategy as a digital publisher for games across PC, console, mobile and VR.”
Kavanagh has had extensive experience with the video game industry over the last few years; he’s held leadership positions at places such as Publisher and Vice President of Development during Eidos’ formative years, President of Ion Storm and Crystal Dynamics, President of Kuju America, and Senior Vice President of Videogames at Paramount Pictures.
With all that in mind, their first project, Beyond Flesh & Blood, due for release in 2016 on Steam, PS4 and Xbox One, will definitely be one to keep an eye on.