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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

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Comments (8 posts)

Nynja
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:58:01 AM
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Wow, lots of Sony studios are spawning new dev teams. Very cool. Makes me warm inside to know that they intend to focus on Sony platforms.

So what's the total count of internal studios and independent exclusive Sony developers now?

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maxpontiac
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:05:00 AM

I agree. I am glad that these companies are staying true to the PS3.

Sony's first part support continues to grow.

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:14:06 AM
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Interesting, cool with me, hope to see a kick ass game from them.

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JasperLoons
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 1:23:11 PM
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Good thing they are waiting till the fall. Summers can be brutal down here.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 1:41:19 PM
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I'll check out the site. See I like to call this "Seeding", something MS has no interest in doing or the business foresight to do it.

If you spawn some great dev teams, back them with enormous support, then when the makers of such games as Twisted Metal and Warhawk realize their potential and want to break out on their own, they are more likely to remember their roots. There exists no support for the 360 quite like this and I think it ensures a long healthy life for Sony platforms.

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King James
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 5:44:34 PM
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There's another exclusive Sony title.

"But the PS3 has no games and Sony is losing titles to M$ and Nintendo"...LOL!

Last edited by King James on 3/23/2009 5:44:45 PM

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Fane1024
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 5:59:59 PM
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Two questions (not that anyone's likely to know at this point):

1) Who's in charge of Incognito now?

2) Will Incognito still be working for Sony exclusively or is that why Dylan (et al.) left?

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Snaaaake
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 8:51:59 PM
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I'm glad they finally realised one thing, the PS3 is the REAL 7th gen console, just like the Wii which was a revolutionary console.

Developers know they can't stick with DVD forever, they gotta try new stuff to improve their skills, and Blu-Ray is the way to go.

As for the Sony losing exclusives, it's not the developers fault if they are offered HUGE amount of money from Microsoft.

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