“As disappointing as it was, the closure of Black Rock was the best thing that could have happened.”
Those words come from ex-Outsource Manager Vassos Shiarlis, who was with Split/Second developer Black Rock at its closure last year. Speaking to Games Industry International (via), Shirarlis explained his intriguing opinion.
“Don’t get me wrong, we loved working for Disney, but we loved the people in the studio more and that’s what we still have. Though we’re no longer all in the same building, most people are still around and a fair few are now running their own studios, a good thing.”
Many members of the studio went on to form app-focused studios. The previously Disney-owned outfit had been working on a new IP when closed down.