Lightbox Interactive signs exclusive development deal with SCEA

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At least this generation, Sony has always preferred to introduce exclusively developed, self published, original IPs to the PS3 as opposed to clinging on to the third party franchises that made the PS2 so popular (see…ummm…every multiplatform title that is a sequel of some kind).  Today, Sony has continued that trend by revealing their development deal with Lightbox Interactive.  The deal with the newly created development studio, founded by former Incognito (Warhawk fame) director Dylan Job, will involve multiple titles across the Playstation platforms.  Dylan Job follows the likes of David Jaffe, as a reputable developer of classic Playstation titles under a Sony studio, breaking away yet still maintaining a strong relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment.

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FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 23, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced an exclusive game development deal with LightBox Interactive, IncTM, a new software development company formed by industry veteran and former Incognito Entertainment Studio Director, Dylan Jobe.  Under the agreement, LightBox Interactive is signed on for a multi-year, multi-title deal to create exclusive software titles for the PlayStation® platforms.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Dylan and his team in their new endeavor at LightBox Interactive,” said John Hight, director of internal development, SCEA.  “Through pioneering many online and community features on PlayStation®Network with the multiplayer game Warhawk®, this team is established as leaders in the online category.  I look forward to seeing what kind of further innovations they bring to the PlayStation platforms through this new development deal.”

Dylan Jobe, the new President of LightBox Interactive, is perhaps best known for directing the hugely popular multiplayer title Warhawk®, an exclusive PLAYSTATION®3 system title that was first to deliver consumers a game on both Blu-ray DiscTM and as a download on PlayStation®Network.  Jobe is also known for his work on the popular hit titles War of the MonstersTM and Twisted Metal: Black® for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Jobe’s former company, Incognito Entertainment, was a dedicated development studio under the Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Santa Monica Studios banner. His new endeavor, LightBox Interactive is currently based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“We’ve forged a fantastic relationship with SCEA over the past nine years and with the formation of LightBox Interactive, our partnership will continue to grow, fueling the development of great games for players around the globe,” said Dylan Jobe, president, LightBox Interactive, Inc.
Visit LightBox Interactive on the web at www.lightboxinteractive.com.

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~ by consolecreatures on March 23, 2009.

One Response to “Lightbox Interactive signs exclusive development deal with SCEA”

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