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Sega Names New UK Development Studio

Published January 25, 2012 by |

Sega has announced the name of its latest UK-based development studio, dubbed Hardlight.

The new studio was originally formed in June of last year following the 2008 closure of Sega Racing Studios, but only now has Sega named the team, bestowing the development house with the moniker ‘Hardlight’.

Based in Solihull within the West Midlands, the newly titled studio is reportedly working on a fresh IP that will be exclusive to the upcoming PlayStation Vita. This unknown action adventure game, the first Hardlight is set to release, is due to arrive before the end of this year.

Sega’s announcement regarding the studio came following a recently advertised job position. Sega were advertising for a Programmer role at the then unknown Hardlight studio, prompting questions about who the then-mystery developer was.

Hardlight, Sega’s third UK-based developer team, is described as a “boutique game development studio” that’s founded with “the ethos of staying compact, agile and focused”.