Deviation Games has announced that Jason Blundell, co-founder of the company, has left the studio. No reason for Blundell’s departure was provided. Dave Anthony, co-founder of the company, will continue to lead the studio. Anthony is also the director of the studio’s AAA project.

Deviation Games has also confirmed that Louis Castle, co-founder of Westwood Studios, has joined the company as senior vice president of development. Jonathan Hawkins and Dean Rymer, who both worked on God of War, and Tony Flame, lead game designer of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, have also joined the studio.

Deviation Games was founded in 2020 and is mainly made up of former Treyarch and Call of Duty developers, the studio is currently working on a “groundbreaking AAA original intellectual property” for Sony Interactive Entertainment. No other details about the project have been revealed.

Here’s what Deviation Games had to say:

Deviation Games is announcing that Jason Blundell has left the studio. We appreciate the contributions Jason has made and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. Deviation will continue to be led by CEO Dave Anthony, who also assumed the role of game director this past year and remains a guiding force as we look ahead.

We are excited to announce that Louis Castle has joined Deviation Games as senior vice president of development. A video game industry veteran with two Lifetime Achievement awards, Louis co-founded Westwood Studios, best known for creating the legendary Command and Conquer franchise.

Louis is joined by an incredible roster of industry veterans who recently joined the studio, including God of War alumni Jonathan Hawkins and Dean Rymer, and Call of Duty: Black Ops guru Tony Flame. This plethora of talent makes Deviation uniquely equipped to continue leading the ever-evolving games industry into the future, including with the continued development of our previously-announced, groundbreaking AAA original IP.

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