Devs Behind God of War, The Last of Us, and CoD Open New AAA Studio

Devs Behind God of War, The Last of Us, and CoD Open New AAA Studio

People from development teams of super-hit titles like God of War, Destiny, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, The Last of Us, and Fortnite have teamed up to form That’s No Moon, a brand new AAA studio.

Backed by a $100 million investment from Smilegate, creators of the Crossfire series, the studio will soon commence work on a single-player, third-person, action-adventure game.

According to the press release announcing the partnership, this studio will focus on “industry-defining narrative-driven entertainment that will push the limits of both gameplay and story.”

There is no shortage of grade-A talent on the That’s No Moon team.

Michael Mumbauer, the former head of PlayStation’s Visual Arts Group, will serve as CEO, while Tina Kowalewski, former Head of Product Development at Sony Santa Monica, will take on the role of Chief Strategy Officer.

As for details of the studio’s first project, not much has been revealed. However, the leading personnel on the game have been confirmed: Taylor Kurosaki will serve as Creative Director, and Jacob Minkoff will be Game Director.

The duo has an illustrious work history, having worked together on Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us.

Devs Behind God of War, The Last of Us, and CoD Open New AAA Studio
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare | Source: Steam

The team is currently looking to fill many key positions and aims to have 200 new hires by 2022. If you’re interested in applying, have a look at their Careers page to see if you’d be a good fit.

Speaking on the work-culture at That’s No Moon going forward,

As a new studio, we are building a collaborative and inclusive culture, where people of all backgrounds, ideologies, orientations, and identities are treated equitably and with respect.

CEO Mumbauer

Mumbauer also added that That’s No Moon might eventually branch out from video games into “TV, film, or beyond” as the team believes that “the stories we tell should not be limited by any given medium.”

That’s No Moon will operate out of their head office in Los Angeles along with team members in San Diego and other parts of the US.

There is no release date or period specified for their action-adventure game. If you want to read more about the studio, head to its official website.

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About That’s No Moon

That’s No Moon is an up-and-coming game development studio. Founded in 2021, the studio is formed by developers from some of the world’s most well-reputed game studios including, Naughty Dog, Infinity Ward, and Sony Santa Monica.

The company’s first game is set to be a third-person action-adventure title.