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Lockwood Publishing opens VR and AI-focused studio in Brighton

Ex-EA Tech Director Bruce Heather to lead the studio

Lockwood Publishing opens VR and AI-focused studio in Brighton

Nottingham-based developer Lockwood Publishing is opening a new studio in Brighton.

Currently, Lockwood Publishing is best known for its 3D virtual world Avakin Life - the organic success of which has allowed the Nottingham office to grow to approximately 30 staff.

New challenges

But the direction of this new Brighton studio is a sign that Lockwood is not resting on its laurels, making virtual reality and artificial intelligence its primary focus. can reveal that the studio will be led by Bruce Heather, who's formerly held positions as Technical Director of EA and CTO/COO at Relentless Software.

Lockwood Publishing is currently hiring in various positions at both its new Brighton office and the Nottingham headquarters.

To learn more about this, you can read our interview about jobs and company culture with CEO Halli Bjornsson here.


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