Drop Dead Dev Becomes Soul Assembly, Focuses Efforts on VR & Metaverse
Virtual reality (VR) shooters Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister and Drop Dead: Dual Strike Edition were the work of UK-based developer Pixel Toys, in an announcement today the XR team has been spun out to form Soul Assembly. This new studio will focus on VR and the metaverse, revealing that two projects are in the works.
Soul Assembly will be led by ex Codemasters and Jagex veteran David Solari, joined by David Osbourn (Codemasters and Activision) and Tony Williams (Codemasters and Take-Two Interactive) in executive positions. They’ll be focusing their efforts solely on VR has the industry continues to maintain momentum.
“With over 30 talented developers and two fantastic games we are thrilled to be one of the leading developers of VR and the metaverse,” said Solari in a statement. “Building on that momentum we have 2 further ambitious and exciting projects in development which we plan to launch before the end of the year.”
No further details were given as to what these projects could be but on the Soul Assembly website, there is a single spooky image of a house with “coming soon” across it. That image is titled “zombie cabin” which tends to suggest Soul Assembly is keeping with its undead heritage for another zombie-filled shooter.
As Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister and Drop Dead: Dual Strike Edition are both action-heavy VR experiences there’s a good chance this teased project may take a similar route. A 2022 launch window also means there shouldn’t be too long to wait to find out more.