Globex Studios announced the formation of a subsidiary studio in LA recently, headed by veterans of the recently defunct Pandemic Studios. Former publishing specialist Jesse Taylor will operate as Chief Operating Officer, with former game designer/director Troy Dunniway taking of the Vice President of Game Development mantle and Carey Chico, executive art director back at Pandemic, will be handling Chief Creative Officer duties. The new studio’s main focus is a new MMO property set for the Chinese market.
“The ability to innovate and be agile has become essential for creating great games,” said Benjamin Chow, Chairman and CEO of Globex Studios. “By putting together this highly creative international team, we are bringing together the highly sophisticated gameplay of a western game with the unique social gameplay of a Chinese MMO — effectively delivering engaging game play experiences that reach broad consumer demographics on a global scale. We are excited to be meeting these challenges and experiencing the growth opportunities of the evolving worldwide industry with our talented Globex Studios and now Globex Studios LA teams.”
“In launching Globex Studios LA, we saw a future success path for the games business that will result in products that are conceived, made and marketed with high levels of quality, efficiency and cultural relevance. We are advancing with the industry and, as companies seek the right mix for distributed development/production and access to the cost benefits and growth of regions like China, we will be benefiting from the best of both,” said Chico. “In addition to exploring new paradigms for development, Globex Studios is also well positioned for the transition happening in today’s industry from a ‘game as product’ to a ‘game as service’ market, with online games as a major focus.”