Incognito's Dylan Jobe Forms New Studio: Lightbox Interactive
As reported by Kotaku, another leading talent in the industry has decided to become an entrepreneur.
Earlier this morning, Dylan Jobe revealed that "he and other members of Incognito entertainment have left the company to form their own studio." The studio will be called Lightbox Interactive and they plan to produce several new titles for Sony Computer Entertainment of America within the "PlayStation family of platforms," as Incognito always did. For a brief history lesson, you should know that Incognito was founded about a decade ago with both Scott Campbell and David Jaffe, who recently left in 2007 to co-found their own studio, Eat Sleep Play. Long-time industry fans should recognize Incognito for their Twisted Metal efforts, and current fans who still love to play Warhawk will congratulate Incognito for their PS3 effort. Evidently, this transition from Incognito to Lightbox has been in the works for almost a year, and nobody lost their job during the switch. However, the studio will relocate to Austin, Texas this fall, which is when they'll officially open their doors to begin work on their new projects (whatever they may be). Perhaps they'll try an offline Warhawk sequel...?
If you want to check out the official Lightbox site, feel free. We really can't wait to hear what these guys have in store for us; whatever it is, you can bet it's going to be a PS3 or PSP exclusive - as indicated above - and knowing the minds involved, you should be pretty darn excited.
3/23/2009 Ben Dutka