Chris Roberts’ company Cloud Imperium have opened a new studio to help pitch in with the development of Star Citizen. Opening its doors in Santa Monica, California, the small 20-person team will focus on “some of the high-end creative elements, the structuring of our game engine and publishing.”
Develop report that Roberts said “I’m a big believer in utilising small, very focused development groups.
“Each studio is working on key features of the game. In Santa Monica we’re working on some of the high-end creative elements, the structuring of our game engine and publishing. Other studios are working on technology, game design and production, customer support and web development.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with hanging our shingle up in Santa Monica. It’s an incredibly creative community here already with a lot of game development and art resources all around us. We’re reaching out to fill positions for the new office already.”
Fun fact: in Roland Emerich’s film 2012, Santa Monica is hit by a 10.9 earthquake and depicted sinking into the ocean.