Pitbull bites back

Pitbull Syndicate cofounder Robert Troughton resurrects defunct development house in the form of Pitbull Studios; currently developing unannounced project.

Robert Troughton cofounded Pitbull Syndicate, only to have the studio acquired, renamed, and ultimately put down by Midway. Today, the game designer revealed what's taken place in the year since the studio closed.

Pitbull explodes back onto the scene.

The studio has set up show in Newcastle, England, where GI.biz reports it is working on a new, unannounced project. Troughton's previous studio specialized in racing, having created entries in the Test Drive and Rush series, as well as 2009's Wheelman.

"The industry has changed a lot since the day that we sold the original Pitbull," Troughton told the site. "It was a real shame that Midway’s management never seemed to move fast enough with the trends. We won’t be making the mistakes of the past with the new studio. What happened there has actually strengthened us; I would say, we’ve learnt a lot from the experience of being part of a large publisher."

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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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18 comments
srgtfury
srgtfury

Vin Diesel owns the company that produced the game, so of course his name is going to be on the box for Wheelman. I don't get the negativity directed towards Wheelman. No, it isn't groundbreaking but it is a heck of a lot of fun...I think anyways.

Elian2530
Elian2530

If anything, they need to learn from the past. And that's obviously, to not make another racing game. Just get away from cars, period. I never played a single game that they made. They were not worth checking out.

Harerazer
Harerazer

Their Test Drive games were pretty cool but that's it. Wheelman was really, really bad. I hope they can recapture their magic but it seems that alot of development house simply want to invest in/license some new graphic tech and skip the whole programming stage.

amari24
amari24

Mistake #1-Never Ever Ever....put the name of an actor in front of a video game cover....

KabutoHunter
KabutoHunter

Wheelman was a surprising amount of fun. I'm looking forward to whatever they're working on.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Lets hope to see something good from him

solidsnake726
solidsnake726

Wheelman 2 = FAIL! Please, make something new.

gamerpipe
gamerpipe

I doubt they learned anything. wheelman was a good game gone horribly wrong. can't remember the last time I played wheelman. totally repetitive and awful and the physics are terrible.

CHasingTheSun
CHasingTheSun

Troughton really got it right when he pointed out that Midway didn't move fast enough with the trends. Sadly, that is the fate most studios meet nowadays , where potential gets brought down and held back by a mediocre publisher.

wallmart56
wallmart56

haha i like the title of this article

DSfanatic5
DSfanatic5

Here's a future prediction..... Their unannounced game is one that I will never plan on playing (based solely on their previous games).

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Past games don't really catch my eye so hearing they have a new game in production really doesn't even register really. This is very meh to me. Don't even know why I bothered posting lqtm.

RIPANTHONY8008
RIPANTHONY8008

hopefully pitbull will come out with some good games in the near future