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Retro Studios still staffing up, adds Battlefield and Star Wars artist as VFX lead

Posted on May 11, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

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Retro Studios continues to staff up as the company develops Metroid Prime 4. It has added a number of VFX artists to its arsenal, including Adad Morales, who previously contributed to Battlefield Hardline and the cancelled Star Wars Ragtag project at EA’s now-shuttered Visceral studio. Morales is on board as Retro’s new VFX lead.

Another new hire is Bryan Erck, who worked on Shadow of the Tomb Raider as that game’s lead VFX artist. And after spending twelve years at Gearbox, Nicholas Wilson is now a senior VFX artist at Retro.

VGC points out that “VFX artists are responsible for designing and implementing in-game special effects such as explosions, fire, smoke, special abilities or weapon attacks.”

Nintendo announced at the start of 2019 that Retro Studios had taken over development of Metroid Prime 4 and the project had restarted entirely. There’s no word on any sort of release window at this time.

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