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1474350cookie-checkFormer Apex Legends Dev That Called Fans “Ass-Hats” Forms New Diverse Studio Named Gravity Well
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Former Apex Legends Dev That Called Fans “Ass-Hats” Forms New Diverse Studio Named Gravity Well

Based in Los Angeles, California, the newly founded triple-A studio dubbed Gravity Well happens to be headed up by former Respawn Entertainment devs such as Drew McCoy and Jon Shiring. With remote work in mind, Gravity Well will also focus on diversity as its core.

If you don’t recall the name Drew McCoy, there’s no need to worry. He’s the guy that also goes by the name of “dko5” and was one of Respawn Entertainment’s founding developers. Well, on February 25th, 2020, McCoy left EA and Respawn Entertainment to form his own diverse company named Gravity Well.

In other words, the man that tried to defend Apex Legends and EA’s corporate greed by jumping on social media and berating gamers that weren’t for said greed — by calling them “ass-hats” and “freeloaders” — is now head of a new triple-A company.

With all of that said, upon heading on over to, folks will be greeted by multiple messages. The first message explains how Gravity Well aims to bring triple-A content, while the second and third messages offer insight into McCoy and Shiring’s development past.

The fourth message or write-up comes from McCoy, as listed below:

“We are starting a studio because of how we want to make games. We want time to iterate on everything and get ideas and feedback from the whole team. We’re building this studio to last for decades, and that doesn’t happen without putting the team first.

We prefer to cut and focus down so we only ship what we love.”

Here’s what Shiring had to say about Gravity Well:

“Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re starting the studio for remote work from the very start. Since one of the core values of Gravity Well is increased diversity, we’re excited about not being hamstrung by relocation or work visa issues. We want to hire the best talent in the industry, regardless of where you live.”

Right now, the two devs based in California have ten positions open and are looking for people to either work in-studio or from home.

Lastly, if McCoy’s past actions hold any weight, expect more social justice and consumer abuse to come out of Gravity Well.

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