Hi-Rez Studios Creates Three New Development Studios

We have learned via GameIndustry.biz, that Hi-Rez Studios (the developer behind games such as Paladins, Smite, Realm Royale, and Tribes: Ascend) has now created three independent studios under its main company.

Each of the studios are made up of teams that worked on particular series. Likewise, these studios now control these games, as well as their continued updates and development. Titan Forge Games is working on Smite, Heroic Leap Games is working on Realm Royale, and Evil Mojo Games is working on Paladins.

Chris Larson was previously the executive producer for Smite and Paladins, and is now general manager for these first party studios. He stated:

“The establishment of Titan Forge, Heroic Leap and Evil Mojo as standalone studios enables each of our development teams to fulfill their maximum potential and stay hyper focused on serving their individual player communities, we view game operation as a marathon, not a sprint. Our games are built to provide near constant updates over many years. By giving each major game its own dedicated studio and identity, we empower them to control their own destiny and focus exclusively on their player communities, while still having access to our leading shared publishing services.”

The move could allow the company to focus on publishing third-party developers, as Hi-Rez Studios president and head of publishing Stew Chisam explained:

“Our new Hi-Rez Publishing Group is designed as a service organization, whose sole mission is to enable each of our partner studios to reach their full potential and best serve their respective gamer communities. By structuring ourselves in this manner, we allow the organization to scale to multiple games more easily, while ensuring our existing game communities receive a better, more focused service than ever before.”

To aid in publication, Hi-Rez has also created two other subsidies. Skillshot Media for “esports production business” and Alacrity Arthouse for technical art services.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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