The Chinese internet company spent the first half of 2019 buying up minority stakes in game studios and helping western publishers expand into the east. NetEase's next venture is a new North American studio focused on research and development.
Fueled by its big 'turnaround,' and a record-breaking Q1, the publisher is experiencing tremendous growth in a lucrative mobile market.
Schofield co-founded Call of Duty studio Sledgehammer Games, departing after the release of Call of Duty: World War II.
Games industry veteran Klaas Kersting's Phoenix Games was revealed this week, along with its plans for 'multiple acquisitions' in 'the coming months.'
Based in Edmonton and London, the studios are backed by veterans of game development.
The studio will be led by former EA, Linden Labs exec, Rod Humble. Paradox Tectonic is a curious addition to the offbeat strategy publisher's portfolio.
Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry have teamed up with artist and musician Wren Farren to form a game studio in which all participants are equal partners.
Martin Defries, a 35-year industry veteran, will head Numskull Games.
Former Call of Duty and Dead Space creative director Bret Robbins hopes to merge design of AAA with versatility of indie with Ascendant Studios.