Gamespot has published a short interview with Frank Delise, formerly of Trauma Studios – Developers of the popular Battlefield 1942 Mod “Desert Combat” and Dan Kelly, Senior VP of business development at THQ. He and the rest of the Trauma Studios crew have formed a new game development studio called “Kaos Studios” and are working on a new game with the backing of the THQ Publishing House. Look for an official announcement later today from THQ. Here is a snippet of the interview which I think captures exactly what made the Desert Combat Mod so successful:
FD: One thing we were really good at [with the Battlefield 1942 mod Desert Combat] was we really listened to players. What do they want? What do they want to see next? Its really passion about the stuff we make. That obviously paved the way for us to develop the Battlefield 2 R&D projects. But now we have totally different ideas of where the action-drama should go. The most important thing to me was I wanted to keep the core team together and even expand on that.
Edit: The press release is out! Click “read more” to see it in its entirety.
Creators of Desert Combat and Battlefield 2 R&D Projects to Head Up New Studio
Feb 03, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced the opening of Kaos Studios, founded by veterans of Trauma Studios, creators of Desert Combat and Battlefield 2 R&D projects. Kaos first project is an original intellectual property for next generation consoles and Windows PC scheduled for release in 2007.