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NetEase Games Unveils New Studio and Upcoming AAA MMO Project

By Xueyang
Nov. 3, 2023 updated 08:46

NetEase Games has recently declared the formation of a new studio named Fantastic Pixel Castle, embracing a remote-first approach under the leadership of Greg Street. The studio is in the early stages of crafting an ambitious AAA massively multiplayer online game, currently known by its working title, “Ghost.”

Greg Street, known for his influential work as the lead systems designer for World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment and as the executive producer for League of Legends at Riot Games, spearheads the venture. He leads a team that brings together passionate veterans with extensive backgrounds in titles such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Guild Wars 2, Fortnite, Overwatch, and Valorant.

Studio head Greg Street emphasizes the studio’s dedication to transparency and player-driven development: “MMOs are complex to create, but at Fantastic Pixel Castle we have several advantages. Our remote-first setup empowers us to recruit top-tier talent globally and our intention to maintain a lean operation allows for swift design evolutions. Crucially, we plan to engage with our player community early in the development process to ensure we're aligned with their expectations and to integrate their input continuously."

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Simon Zhu, NetEase Games’ President of Global Investments and Partnerships, expressed enthusiasm for the new studio: “By forming Fantastic Pixel Castle, we’re harnessing some of the foremost MMO experts in the industry within NetEase Games to breathe life into an original fantasy IP. They will receive our unwavering support to transform this vision into reality.”

Fantastic Pixel Castle is on the lookout for skilled individuals to join their team. Potential applicants can learn more and apply via the studio's official website.

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