Retro Studios Hires Industry Veteran To Help Steer Metroid Prime 4 Development 1

Retro Studios Hires Industry Veteran To Help Steer Metroid Prime 4 Development

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Retro Studios has hired industry veteran Dylan Jobe to aid the development of Metroid Prime 4, VGC reveals.

Jobe’s resume is pretty impressive – during a 25-year career he’s worked on titles such as Doom, Twisted Metal: Black and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and he served as director on Sony’s ambitious PlayStation 3 title Warhawk.

Jobe joined Retro earlier this year and his role on Metroid Prime 4 is listed as director of development, which means he’s ultimately responsible for the title’s schedule, scope and product quality, as well as performance evaluations of team members and liaising between departments to meet goals.

Jobe’s arrival comes after Retro hired a host of new talent, including Bharathwaj ‘Bat’ Nandakumar (Call of Duty) Adad Morales (Battlefield Hardline), Bryan Erck (Shadow of the Tomb Raider), Nicholas Wilson (Borderlands 3), Mark Capers (New Super Lucky’s Tale), James Beech (Crysis 3 and DC Universe Online), Stephen Dupree (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze) and Kyle Hefley (Halo).

Metroid Prime 4 was formally announced back in 2017, but early in 2019, Nintendo confirmed that development had been scrapped and restarted at Retro Studios, which created the original Prime trilogy on GameCube and Wii.