VIDEO: Rare opens new Digbeth studio

VIDEO: Rare opens new Digbeth studio

By Rob Crossley

July 19th 2010 at 5:35PM

Watch the footage below, featuring brief interviews and a studio tour

UK dev stronghold Rare has published a YouTube video to mark the opening of its new Birmingham-based complex.

The new Digbeth studio will bring in temp staff and students for contract work, some of which could be handed up to eighteen-month projects.

Speaking to Develop earlier this year, studio head Mark Betteridge said that the firm’s focus on temporary staff will not lead to poorer quality of life standards.

“We’ve been very anxious that when we have contract staff in now that they are not made to feel like a second-grade citizen compared to everyone else,” he said.

“We’ve gone out of our way to do everything we can for our own people.”

Rare Birmingham will be a new development base principally used for art design and play testing. The new studio will house as many as 50 staff, most of which will be there on a temporary basis.