CEO Ray Davis said Drifter isn’t commenting on the round but the company’s website and Facebook page indicate an aggressive hiring spree is in the works.
Last week, Davis also told VentureBeat, “we’re about to start dramatically growing our team.”
Each of the founders — Davis, Kenneth Scott, and Brian Murphy — has experience working on the cutting edge of the gaming industry.
Davis, who serves as CEO, was previously General Manager of Epic Games, where he led programming for Gears of War and Gears of War 2. Before that, he worked for Microsoft as the tech director on HoloLens and Kinect.
Scott is an art director who has been in game development for two decades. Most recently he worked on Facebook-owned Oculus.
Murphy was a designer and creative director for Microsoft Studios, where he worked on Xbox One HoloLens and Xbox Kinect.
The founders have been pretty tight-lipped about their VR action gaming enterprise, but they did tweet an illustrated glimpse of their Kirkland, Wash. office:
— DrifterVR (@vr_drifter) October 26, 2016