The former CEO of Codemasters has been named president of virtual reality game developer nDreams.
Frank Sagnier retired from Codies after the $ 1.2 billion acquisition by US giant Electronic Arts in February.
His career in the video game industry spans more than 25 years, including leading the IPO of Codemasters after joining as CEO in 2014.
Sagnier has now taken on the non-executive role at nDreams, behind games such as Phantom Headphones: Covert Ops for Oculus and the highly anticipated Fracked for PlayStation VR, which will be released worldwide on August 20, 2021.
nDreams has also collaborated with Ubisoft and Zero Latency VR in the development of the free roaming arcade experience Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity, which can be experienced worldwide at Zero Latency sites.
Other developments include the move from nDreams to third-party publishing and the recent announcement of a second completely remote studio, nDreams Studio Orbital, which will focus on the development of live service games for virtual reality.
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“I am delighted to welcome Frank to the nDreams board. I’ve known Frank since he created EA Partners and I’m sure his experience, passion and drive will drive us towards very ambitious goals, ”said Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO and founder of nDreams.
“Frank’s energy and wisdom will be significant assets and the management team and I are excited to work with him.”
Sagnier added: “I am delighted to be part of nDreams’ board to help the company achieve its mission of becoming a leading developer and publisher of virtual reality games.
“Over the last few years, Patrick has built a reputable studio with highly talented teams that offer high quality games.
“Fast-improving hardware, along with immersive and innovative player experiences, means the virtual reality market will have to see significant growth and exciting times.”