nDreams, the British virtual reality (VR) behind titles including Phantom: Covert Ops, Far Cry VR and the upcoming Fracked has announced that ex Codemasters CEO, Frank Sagnier is joining immediately as its new Non-Executive Chair of the Board.
Sagnier’s videogame career spans 25+ years having previously held roles at Electronic Arts, Acclaim Entertainment and Funcom. As CEO of Codemasters, he oversaw the company’s IPO in 2018 followed by its acquisition by Electronic Arts for $1.2 billion USD in 2021. Additionally, Sagnier is an Ambassador for BAFTA Games and a Vice President of SpecialEffect, a UK-based charity.
His appointment to the nDreams board follows Dan Nord (Maxar, Amazon Games and EA Mobile) as Non-Executive Director and Julie Parmenter, CFO, nDreams.
“I am delighted to join nDreams’ board to help the company achieve its mission to become a world leading developer and publisher of VR games,” said Sagnier in a statement. “Over the past few years, Patrick has built a reputable studio with high quality teams delivering high quality games. The fast-improving hardware together with highly immersive and innovative players experiences mean the VR market is bound to see significant growth and exciting times ahead.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Frank to the nDreams board. I’ve known him since he was building up EA Partners, and I am certain that his wisdom, experience, passion and drive will push us forwards as we head towards some very ambitious goals. Frank is a force of nature, and it’s exciting to have him on our side!” said Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO, nDreams.
In 2021 nDreams has been accelerating its growth, unveiling a £2 million VR fund to help develop and publish third-party titles and most recently a second studio; nDreams Studio Orbital. The new team will be focusing on live service VR videogames, it’s currently hiring for several positions. For all the latest nDreams updates keep reading VRFocus.