By Quinton Miles
Acclaim CEO Rod Cousens intends to launch a new publishing venture, provisionally titled “Exclaim” next week, according to sources at former Acclaim studios in Cheltenham and Manchester.
Staff at both studios were informed about the venture earlier in the week, and plans are in place for the new company to open its doors as soon as October 11.
Cousens is not going at it alone, as he is joined by Europlay Capital Advisers, a Los Angeles based firm headed by industry vets Sean Brennan and Mark Dyne. The pair has been involved in a number of major industry deals in recent years.
It is expected that “Exclaim” will only be a temporary name, and for the company to take possession of many of Acclaim’s projects currently in development.