NetEase GamesNetEase’s online gaming division announced today the launch of its first U.S.-based Jackalope Games studio.
The new studio, which will work on PC and console games, is headed by industry veteran Jack Emmert, who has worked on titles such as City of Heroes, Neverwinter, Star Trek Online and DC Universe Online.
NetEase Games is the best place for me and my team. We share the same passion – to create interesting online universes for gamers around the world. NetEase Games provides the support and resources needed to build a great studio and great games. ”
While Jackalope Games will be the Chinese company’s first studio in the United States, it will operate independently and retain creative autonomy in game development and publishing. The first project of the studio, which has not yet been announced, is fully funded by a Chinese company.
Recently, NetEase Games is actively trying to get on the PC and console. The Chinese company has invested in several western companies acquired Production of grasshoppersopened new studios in Canada, China and Japan and even hired Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi to guide brand new studio focused on developing global console games.