Split/Second Devs Form ‘Roundcube Entertainment’

Nick Baynes and Ian Monaghan, formally of Black Rock Studios, have gone on to set up their own business – Roundcube Entertainment.

After finishing work on Split/Second, they were hit by the layoffs that affected Black Rock. Nick Baynes will be the studio head whilst Ian Monaghan becomes development director.

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No word on any new projects as of yet, but we will keep you posted.

Source: GI.biz

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15 Comments

  1. It was a shame that the studio got broken up as, not only for the people involved but, personally, I really enjoyed Split/Second and was actually reasonably good at it. Would love a sequel!

    • Seconded – I was only saying on Monday (during the S/S meet) that it was a damn shame that there wouldn’t be a sequel. Hopefully those telepathy lessons have come in handy!

      • Yeah was absolutely gutted and would never sell my Split/Second copy, it’s staying on my shelf as it is fun to replay especially the Airport scene – Brilliant.
        In my honest opinion > I think the chaos around S/S is better than Motorstorm Apoloclypse!
        Just saying!
        @Forrest I might be joing the meet next work as Motorstorm may be changing dates soon, will let you know nearer the time.

      • Split/Second was a brilliantly enjoyable game, loved it.

    • Loved S/S, best racer since (& maybe including) Burnout 3

      • For me, nothing can touch Burnout Paradise if you are including that in the racers. Beyond that though, I agree.

  2. SONY…..buy them!!

    • They can pitch their game to Sony if they want, they are yet to prove themselves as a studio.

  3. I can’t believe that it might not have a sequel as at the end of the game it said to be continued…

  4. Agreed a S/S sequel seemed so sure with the cliffhanger style ending….Oh well, one can hope

    • Cliffhanger style ending in a racing game? Did I miss something about a story?

      • Not a story as such, but there was indeed a ‘to be continued…’ ending.

        & if you haven’t played S/S, then yes, you have missed something special & should pick it up as soon as possible (IMO). You can get it cheap as chips these days.

      • actually, i’m kinda surprised at a racing game having any kind of ending at all.

  5. Really hope they can thrash out a spiritual successor to S/S and pitch it to the big publishers for funding to get it made

  6. Hope they do well.

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