Spec Ops: The Line director Cory Davis and Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck have announced the establishment of EYES OUT, a new game development studio based in Los Angeles.
“[EYES OUT] is comprised of passionate world-builders and storytellers who believe in the powerful synesthesia that emerges from music, narrative, and interactive experiences,” the studio’s official website reads.
The studio’s first project is a “single-player immersive cosmic horror game with strong environmental storytelling elements.”
EYES OUT’s staff consists of a number of veteran developers who have worked on titles such as Apex Legends, Here They Lie, The Evil Within, Gears of War, and more.
“When I was finishing up work on Here They Lie, Robin wandered into our studio and I felt a very strong connection to his open, creative view of existence, and the power of music,” said Davis in a press release. “We instantly started working on some prototypes I had in development at the time and together we launched straight toward something unexpected. Robin’s vibrant and boundless approach to the creative process drives our work far beyond my previous experience. It’s such an exhilarating trip to venture into the darkness together.”
Finck added, “Cory is a true and impassioned artist. He’s a visionary leader who draws the highest and best from each person on the team, no matter their position. He’s capable and dedicated and he’s open to forces unspeakable. He’s rare. Weird, even. We connected about films and games and music and all the minutia and it was a really positive charge colliding with him. We have a simpatico work ethic and drive, and we see each other soul to soul. Our play together is inspired.”
Watch the EYES OUT announcement video below.