Top Hollywood artist joins Respawn Entertainment

Iain McCraig, a world renowned concept artist, has joined the team at Respawn Entertainment, the start-up dev formed by ex-Infinity Ward bosses.

McCraig is known for such high-profile projects as the Star Wars prequels (this is the man behind Darth Maul), as well as work on several games including James Bond titles and The Secret of Monkey Island.

Despite all this experience however, he told Develop that this project was “the most exhilarating experience I’ve ever had in my career”.

Once Respawn had approached him with their pitch, McCraig “simply couldn’t turn this offer down”, which suggests that the visual design for their unannounced project will be far different to that of the extreme realism of Call of Duty.

Just what that project is remains a mystery however.