Stuart Black Leaving Before Bodycount Is Out The Door
Black for the PS2 was the brainchild of one Stuart Black, who recently teamed up with Codemasters to create a spiritual sequel of sorts in Bodycount.
But Black won't be sticking around for the final retail unveiling. As reported by GamerZines, Black will be leaving Codemasters in October, well before his new game is scheduled to hit store shelves in 2011. Evidently, he's just done with the job: "Having created a great vision and direction for Bodycount, Stuart has decided to move on after three years with us," said a Codemasters representative. The rep goes on to say Black will stay on "through the transition period" but the rumor is that he's leaving due to some sort of internal strife. Bodycount's creative director, Black and been pretty vocal during the course of the game's development, once telling OXM that most FPSs were "f***ing boring." He also made headlines by revealing that Lady Gaga and JJ Abrams acted as influences on the game in question...although we're not entirely sure how such people influenced the development.
Well, anyway, Bodycount will release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next year. We're not exactly overwhelmed by the media we've seen thus far but to be fair, that was early footage. ...even so, we admit to being much more intrigued by People Can Fly's Bulletstorm.
P.S. Black is taking some flak for this, as you can see here. Pretty rough.
Related Game(s): Bodycount
7/19/2010 10:26:47 AM Ben Dutka