Greg Street, former lead systems designer for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and executive producer on Riot Games’ League of Legends MMO, is still in development and NetEase Games has announced a new studio called Fantastic Pixel Castle. The studio is developing a new AAA MMO codenamed Ghost, set in a new fantasy universe. Street is joined by a founding team with decades of MMO and related genre experience, from World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Guild Wars 2, Fortnite, Overwatch, and Valorant, according to a press release.
The studio is hiring and says it has adopted a “remote-first structure.” It is currently completely remote. Along with today’s news, Fantastic Pixel Castle has released three pieces of Ghost concept art, and you can check each one out by swiping through the gallery below:
“With Fantastic Pixel Castle and Ghost, we want to demonstrate to players our commitment to open communication and development,” studio head Street wrote in a press release. “MMOs are arguably one of the most challenging games to make, but we have some big advantages. We’re a completely remote studio, which allows us to hire great game developers, and we plan to be small enough to iterate on our design. We want to show the game to the community early and often, and we’re right to incorporate constant feedback.” Make sure we stay on track. NetEase Games is a strategic partner who understands our vision and gives us the creative autonomy, resources and support to succeed.”
Fantastic Pixel Castle Studio leads Greg Street
NetEase Games president of global investments and partnerships says Fantastic Pixel Castle is bringing some of the best MMO talent available to NetEase to develop this original fantasy IP, adding that the studio has the company’s full support to “make this vision a reality.”
Fantastic Pixel Castle’s studio leaders will share more about the team and Ghost in a livestreamed AMA set for November 8 at 2 pm ET, and the team encourages those interested in this game idea to check out the studio. website For more information.
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