Guerrilla Games cofounder joins Dead Space dev

Arjan Brussee leaves Killzone studio for Visceral Games to be executive producer on unannounced project.

Guerrilla Games has lost one of its cofounders. According to Control Online (via VG247), Arjan Brussee has left the Amsterdam studio to join Dead Space developer Visceral Games.

Killzone no longer has the help of Brussee.

Brussee will head to Visceral Games' office at the Electronic Arts campus in California, where he will serve as an executive producer on an unannounced project. Job listings at the developer have pointed to the new game being an online action shooter.

Brussee served as a senior developer on Killzone, Killzone: Liberation, Killzone 2, and Killzone 3. Before cofounding Guerrilla Games, Brussee most notably worked at Epic Games in the 1990s as a coder on platforming game Jazz Jackrabbit.

In a farewell email to Guerrilla Games employees (translated via Google), Brussee said he enjoyed his time at the developer and that he hopes to find new challenges at Visceral.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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buying1999
buying1999

First Square decides to start making final fantasy games for the SUPERIOR Xbox 360, them the Resistance developers decide that the would also like to get a chance at making games for the SUPERIOR Xbox 360, then Team Ico starts breaking up, now Guerilla members are leaving for a chance to make games on the SUPERIOR Xbox 360. It's like rats jumping from the sinking ship known as the Over Priced Internet Ready Blu Ray player. "Swim friends swim..there on the horizon is the SUPERIOR Xbox 360. A true dedicated gaming machine with VASTLY superior performance and fidelity compared to the over priced internet ready blu ray player." LOL Sony Defense Force hates lensoftruth dot com because the INFERIORITY of the ps3 is on display over and over. Oh some good reading can also be found on eurogamer with the syndicate face off there. More ps3 INFERIORITY on display. I fully expect this to be followed with a Sony Defense Force comment from the playbook. Play No.1 "Blame Developers", No.2 "Personal attacks", or No.3 "Mention UC3". ROFL "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made." --John Carmack

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@buying1999 I'm a Playstation fan through and through but I thumbed up your comment because I genuinely found it hilarious. Great imagination you have there. Bless your little cotton socks :) Bungie dropped Halo and Gears of War is over.. At least you've got your revolutionary Kinect though ey ;) Resistance 1,2 & 3, Uncharted 1,2, & 3, Killzone 2 & 3 , Last of Us, Warhawk, Starhawk, God of War 3, The Last Guardian, Wipeout HD, Little Big Planet 1 & 2, Modnation Racers, Infamous 1 & 2, Gran Turismo, Heavy Rain, MAG, Metal Gear Solid 4, Motorstorm, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Ridge Racer, Yakuza, Twisted Metal, SOCOM, Ratchet and Clank (four of them), Dead Nation..... "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made." --John Carmack.. John who sorry? Wikipedia - "Though Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics, he is also a rocketry enthusiast and the founder and lead engineer of Armadillo Aerospace." Wow... just wow :?

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

I nid kz4! And new dead space of course! So handle two jobs!

kkthesonicfan
kkthesonicfan

@buying1999 I didn't even know people still cared about the 360, it's dead and a new one might be announced this year or next, notice any new exclusives? Nope.

kkthesonicfan
kkthesonicfan

When will buying1999 get banned, he sees a Sony article he becomes like a fly on shi t except this Sony is some awesome shi t.

Marky360
Marky360

@Hig1134 Yea I guess your right he didn't even bother to reply so I guess he's just full of hot air.

salvucci91
salvucci91

I lol when people freak out all because they didn't detect the sarcasm.

anakissed
anakissed

Killzone mixed with Dead Space would make an interesting game. I'm looking forward to see what they come up with.

vorhesse
vorhesse

Love how people can even make this a fanboy issue lmao the guy is going to a multiplatform dev and obviously for a pay increase calm down, any adult would do the same

Hig1134
Hig1134

@Marky360 Don't even pay any attention to this fool Marky, he's not worth the time.

Meteora1991
Meteora1991

@buying1999 Xbox360 superior ??? no it aint openup ur eyes xbox fanboy, n y do u even feel the need to diffend them its not like microsoft is paying u or anything right relax no body cares if u think the 360 is superior n the same thing goes for ps3 fanboys. although i gotta say that from my experiance i could honestly say that the ps3 is better.

Marky360
Marky360

@buying1999 Dude are u on smoke or what? I own both a PS3 and a 360 and I can tell u from experience that the 360 is in no way superior to the PS3. how can u say the 360 is superior when M$ makes pay for online gaming and things that are free like Facebook Twitter Youtube and Last. FM. they even make u pay to access Netflix and Hulu+ something u already have to pay a monthly fee for. When it comes to games there all pretty much the same accept exclusives and in that area the PS3 has more. So maybe next time u should think before u speak um k.

fadersdream
fadersdream

I WISH this was the other way around. I like Killzone but it could really benefit from having one the minds from Dead Space on its creative team.

hella_epic
hella_epic

@buying1999 B.I.T.C.H Plz, no cares bout the SUPERIOR 360 over here

Ryan_Som
Ryan_Som

@buying1999 I know you're doing that thing that rhymes with "polling" but I'll give it a shot: So if the Xbox 360 is so SUPERIOR, should I be typing in all caps when talking about the VASTLY SUPERIOR PC? I fully expect this to followed by Lemming / Fakeboy / fantasy bridge-dwelling monster propaganda such as 1) LOL facebook gamez?!?, 2) not a console, or 3) mention HaloGearsForza LOLOLOLOL

buying1999
buying1999

Well this doesn't surprise me. First Square decides to start making final fantasy games for the SUPERIOR Xbox 360, them the Resistance developers decide that the would also like to get a chance at making games for the SUPERIOR Xbox 360, then Team Ico starts breaking up, now Guerilla members are leaving for a chance to make games on the SUPERIOR Xbox 360. It's like rats jumping from the sinking ship known as the Over Priced Internet Ready Blu Ray player. "Swim friends swim..there on the horizon is the SUPERIOR Xbox 360. A true dedicated gaming machine with VASTLY superior performance and fidelity compared to the over priced internet ready blu ray player." LOL I fully expect this to be followed with a Sony Defense Force comment from the playbook. Play No.1 "Blame Developers", No.2 "Personal attacks", or No.3 "Mention UC3". ROFL "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made." --John Carmack

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Ahhh good on him I say. If he's been head-hunted then fair play to the man, everyone deserves a promotion! Hopefully Guerrilla will cope, I'm sure they'll be fine with Sony looking after them anyway :)

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Killzone 3 Is an awesome game, It looks amazing for a console title & the multiplayer kept me playing for months.

Elann2008
Elann2008

@dah_master Selfishness wouldn't be something I would be concerned about. Loyalty is something that I would be concerned about when hiring Mr. Brussee.

dah_master
dah_master

The co-founder leaving the company he "founded"? Sounds a little selfish don't you think? Hopefully Guerilla Games can still do fine without him since i did enjoy Killzone...

Elann2008
Elann2008

I was never a fan of the Killzone series, but I could see him bringing some of his talents to Visceral Games. I'm sure his new position at VG will have some say so in things, but lets not go to far. I wouldn't want the new guy ruining, say, the Dead Space series.

Hadiyan
Hadiyan

Gamespot, Why don't you guys change the title to " Guerrilla Games cofounder joins Visceral Games" before someone try to read this topic and suffered from a Heart Attack ( which is cause by miscalculate the meaning of this topic) when they saw the title for the first time.

RockoW
RockoW

I read that title to fast. I first thought he was dead.:(

FullMonty1394
FullMonty1394

they had better no mess up my favorite game series...I haven't played Killzone, so I don't know whether this is a good thing. Someone enlighten me? :D

idk95
idk95

Really nobody thought hat they were bad at story telling when killzone 2 came out it wasn't until killzone 3 and then everybody was saying that all of the stories were bad, foolish people. Lets just hope they higher a professional writer this time because really they nailed everything almost perfectly in terms of multiplayer and gameplay I just think that the multiplayer could use a little more polish in terms of customization and make the maps bigger please and more guns.

RAGEofSTUNTS
RAGEofSTUNTS

You know, I'm pretty glad I have all three consoles it really helps keeping you away from all this system wars bs.

GrilledCharlie
GrilledCharlie

@ Albaficas If by realistic you mean running in mud with barbells hanging from the end of your gun, then yes, the controls were every bit as realistic as the lightning gun in KZ2. If the controls were so good, then why were there several updates to fix them (which didn't fix anything, they still sucked)? By the way, I hate COD. More of a BF guy.

YoungSinatra25
YoungSinatra25

That does not bode well for GG. But truth is (well IMO) they haven't taken the franchise in the right direction yet. They need to start by making the Helghast the protagonist. The Helghast are the heart of the franchise. They're featured on every games cover art and they're recognizable. They know of hardships and a rough existenced, that builds character and is story worthy. GG take notes...seriously you need them for your poor attempts at story telling. @Albaficas, the reason for the lag not "weight" was due to post processing issues which causeed that controller delay. Not that weighty BS you were fed. One of the devs mentioned it in Euorgamer. (look it up if you don't believe me) So go ahead an defend something that was most definitely flawed.

Codester_41
Codester_41

Jazz Jackrabbit was BOSS! Also, I'm eagerly awaiting Dead Space 3! Let's roll, Visceral Games!

1nitram2
1nitram2

@Tremblay343 They are already working on a new IP, they already mentioned working on 2 games, a new Killzone and a new IP, so your wish had already happened before he left.

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

Maybe they'll make something other than killzone now. I'd kill for a new IP from them.

deathstream
deathstream

He won't be the last. Multiplatform games have a better chance at bigger profits and better pay for the devs. When Sony and MS buy up studios, there is usually a talent defection. One does have to wonder whether Sony pushing all its studios into Vita development could be a contributing factor. IF it is, expect many more announcements like this sooner rather than later.

Albaficas
Albaficas

GrilledCharlie why because it had realistic controls and wasnt arcadish aka CoD? dam some peeps need brains

GrilledCharlie
GrilledCharlie

I hope he left the horrible controls of KZ with Guerrilla.

mike21187
mike21187

buying1999 is a known troll from Lens of Truth. Please just ignore him/her/them.

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

Can these games any better?! Now they surely will, with this addition. Great news. The Dead Space series is incredible.

MasterTheHero
MasterTheHero

@i_like_pie223 I just want to nitpick on a little thing, sorry I'm not defending anyone for this. But your statement about, "has one dimensional foliage that looks the same from all sides." is much more common than you think. They're called sprites and generally they are oriented towards the camera at all sides, essentially spinning in the direction that always faces you. If you play Shogun Total War 2, some of the clouds that are floating in the sky will orient to the camera because they are 2d sprites. A lot of games are still using this technology because it's fast to render and lowers the system requirements, it's just that most companies have made it so you do not notice the effect as much even though it still exists and in A LOT of games.

bogorad
bogorad

@i_like_pie223 He has been trolling if you coudn,t tell, he has been copy and pasting that thing on a lot of articles on gamespot for a while.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

killzone 3 was not good. That is all I am here to say. Dead Space 1 and 2 were great

lowkey254
lowkey254

Aww man, I love the kz series. I'm a little sad to see him go. I wish him the best.

AcidSoldner
AcidSoldner

Hmm, that's unexpected. Hopefully all is well at Guerilla Games.

BilkeLegenda
BilkeLegenda

Guys this article is about a possible Dead Space 3,which im super excited for,not which console is better.

jobo030
jobo030

@buying1999 Didnt mass effect come to ps3? And isnt bungie now working on a game that is multiplatform? Didnt bioshock and oblivion start out as xbox 360 exclusives? Im not going to go on because i dont need to, because that would be going down to your level. You keep ur fanboy pride in the 360. While i enjoy my ps3 and xbox 360 and the great games that they provide

luneth77
luneth77

@buying1999 For being the best "console" ever, it's a real shame it has hardly any exclusives, something necessary to be the best Game System ever.

FusionRain
FusionRain

At first my heart dropped because I read it like this, "Guerrilla Games co-found Dead"

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I take it that Dead Space 3 will be better, scarier as the first one, [DS2 was not that scary but it was still a blast] new Mining Tools for once [I'm tire of the same Mining Tools that was use in DS1 and DS2 except the Plasma Cutter which is the best Tool around] and fix the MP [the Rig Humans were over power]

buying1999
buying1999

Well this doesn't surprise me. First Square decides to start making final fantasy games for the SUPERIOR Xbox 360, them the Resistance developers decide that the would also like to get a chance at making games for the SUPERIOR Xbox 360, then Team Ico starts breaking up, now Guerilla members are leaving for a chance to make games on the SUPERIOR Xbox 360. It's like rats jumping from the sinking ship known as the Over Priced Internet Ready Blu Ray player. "Swim friends swim..there on the horizon is the SUPERIOR Xbox 360. A true dedicated gaming machine with VASTLY superior performance and fidelity." LOL I fully expect this to be followed with a Sony Defense Force comment from the playbook. Probably play No. 2 which states. "When the overpriced internet ready blu ray player's INFERIORITY has been exposed resort to personal attacks." ROFL "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made." --John Carmack

sal_stinger
sal_stinger

At first i read "Guerilla Games co-founder found dead" then I looked closer and man I was so far off haha