THQ's Sorenson Forms Famous Games, Partners With Autumn Games
Def Jam Rapstar
Co-publisher Autumn Games today announced a multi-year agreement with Famous Games, a new company founded by veteran industry executive Jack Sorenson.
Not much is known about the new company, or what kinds of games it will create under the new agreement, though a teaser web site
urges visitors to "stay tuned" with a full-screen stock photograph of gathered paparazzi.
"Interactive gaming is at an exciting crossroads," Sorensen said in a statement. "Despite some of the mournful press out there about our industry’s future, we are excited about the platform transitions and disruptions in traditional distribution happening in gaming."
"Autumn shares our vision for the type of experiences that will succeed in this new climate, and our partnership is an integral aspect of my new venture," Sorenson continued.
Famous Games will be the third developer to sign on with Autumn Games, which released 4mm Games' Def Jam Rapstar
in conjunction with Konami earlier this month and plans to release several upcoming titles from Isopod Labs, which worked on the 2008 XBLA release of Vigilante 8 Arcade
"Jack is one of the truly visionary talents in the executive ranks of the games business,” said Autumn President and CEO Jason Donnell in a statement. "Interactive entertainment is evolving quickly. Jack’s vision for the future of entertainment, combined with his exceptional track record in game development, makes him and his team an ideal partner for Autumn."
Sorenson served served as president of LucasArts for most of the '90s before moving on to THQ, where he served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios until 2008.
Autumn Games recently signed
former Lucasfilms senior distribution executive Jeffrey Ulin as head of their global distribution and business affairs,