Amazon Games opens new studio in Romania to support ‘ambitious long-term roadmap’


As large parts of the games industry contract, Amazon Games is buying the dip and expanding with a new game dev studio in Bucharest, Romania, led by former Ubisoft Bucharest managing director Cristian Pana.

“The studio expands Amazon’s commitment to developing and publishing games as it joins the ranks of the existing development teams in Orange County, Montreal, San Diego, and Seattle,” the press release clarifies. “The new studio will focus on supporting Amazon Games’ diverse portfolio of games now and in the future. Amazon Games is actively hiring to build out the talented team, with many active roles open now.”

Amazon Games VP Christoph Hartmann says this expansion of internal development teams is all part of the company’s “ambitious long-term roadmap.” In fact, the PR kindly reiterates the company’s outlook, including confirmation that the new Lord of the Rings MMO is still in dev.

“The new studio supports Amazon Games’ vision of developing and publishing games that foster community in and around its games. The expanding portfolio from Amazon Games includes two launched live-service games, New World and Lost Ark, announced projects including Tomb Raider, The Lord of the Rings, and Throne and Liberty, as well as unannounced projects from our San Diego and Montreal studios, and the independent studio Glowmade in the UK.”

Not mentioned? Blue Protocol, which Amazon was at one point set to publish for Bandai Namco.

Source: Amazon
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