Team17 has announced that the creator of the Worms franchise has returned to his home, as the UK's most senior development house has announced that Andy Davidson has returned from an extended sabbatical to revert back to game development.
Davidson admitted that he'd left fourteen years ago to explore new projects outside of videogame development, and he has finally gotten the itch to return.
“I left Team17 feeling I hadn’t finished what I wanted to achieve, but for professional reasons I knew I had to walk away”, Davidson related. “I’ve returned to scratch the creative itch that’s been bothering me for the last fourteen years. It’s nice to be back at Team17, it’s as though there’s been a revolution in the studio itself - there’s a real creative buzz about the place.”
Davidson will be working on Team17's latest project, Worms Revolution, which is being with a new engine.
“The engine and physics in Worms Revolution are awesome, the team have developed a truly landmark game. I’ll be lending them my insight to ensure that the game balance is true to the spirit of the brand," Robinson gushed.
Davidson's last game for Team17 was the original Worms Armageddon, released in 1999 for PC and console.