Former Call Of Duty: Black Ops Lead Forms 'BulletFarm' Studio To Create New First-Person Co-Op Game

Former Call Of Duty: Black Ops Lead Forms 'BulletFarm' Studio To Create New First-Person Co-Op Game

NetEase Games has pulled back the curtains on its newest studio, BulletFarm. Led by David Vonderhaar, whose experience includes leading the teams behind the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, BulletFarm aims to develop a new triple-A game that utilizes first-person gameplay with an emphasis on co-op in Unreal Engine 5. It will be set in an original universe. 

This unannounced and untitled game will “craft a more intimate and relatable experience while offering a fresh take on first-person gameplay,” according to a press release. 

BulletFarm is taking a remote-first approach to game development but considers itself a triple-A studio headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Joining Vonderhaar is the studio’s creative director Chris Cowell. The studio is currently looking to hire in various roles to fill out the founding team. 

“Starting this new studio has given me a chance to step out of my comfort zone and try my hand at making something entirely new and different,” Vonderhaar writes in a press release. “This is a departure from the games I’ve worked on, but one that showcases my passion for rich characters, precise mechanics, more intimate storytelling, and plenty of action. NetEase has provided us an incredible support structure to explore these new avenues and allow true freedom to begin building the concept and ideas for our game.” 

NetEase president of global investments and partnerships Simon Zhu says the company is fully dedicated to giving BulletFarm the resources and support it requires to build its new first-person experience. “David’s leadership and the early collection of game development talent assembled at the studio is set to offer something truly unique for his existing fans along with a new audience.” 

BulletFarm is currently developing its first title, but there’s no word on when to expect to see it. 

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