Andy Davidson, the creator of the Worms
franchise, has returned to developer Team17 14 years after he originally left.
Davidson left Team17 during the height of Worms
' popularity to pursue "other interests," but has now returned to support the upcoming launch of Worms Revolution
, a revamped take on the classic franchise.
He described his return to the company as a means to "scratch the creative itch that's been bothering me for the last fourteen years."
"I left Team17 feeling I hadn't finished what I wanted to achieve, but for professional reasons I knew I had to walk away," he explained. "It's nice to be back at Team17, it's as though there's been a revolution in the studio itself - there's a real creative buzz about the place."
is due to be released for Windows PC and consoles later this year, and is set to use a new engine that has been "developed from the ground up."
Team17's studio head and co-founder Martyn Brown left the company last year
, to become an independent game consultant.