Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is opening a brand new growth studio to create a cell recreation set in Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Star Wars universe. The corporate is seeking to rent 25 new workers to assist with the manufacturing of the sport on the studio, which shall be based mostly out of the corporate’s Austin, Texas, workplace.
The brand new studio shall be teaming up on the upcoming Star Wars title with Zynga’s NaturalMotion growth unit. Titles based mostly on the favored franchise have the potential to be efficiency drivers for the online game firm,and players and buyers may not have to attend lengthy to get a have a look at what Zynga is cooking up within the galaxy far, far-off.
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In the course of the firm’s second-quarter earnings name on Nov. 4, CEO Frank Gibeau stated that the corporate has two Star Wars video games set for launch. Administration additionally stated that the corporate shall be releasing a brand new entry within the firm’s CityVille franchise and new titles from Gram Video games and Peak Studios.
Zynga introduced a multiyear partnership with Disney to provide Star Wars video video games in 2018, however information surrounding these tasks has been scarce till not too long ago. The brand new Austin studio seems to have been began to speed up the event of the Star Wars cell recreation already underway at NaturalMotion, so the sport most likely is not years away from launch. There’s additionally one other Star Wars recreation within the works on the firm that is but to be revealed.
Zynga’s core franchises proceed to look fairly strong, and the corporate’s massive acquisitions push over the past 5 years has constructed up its growth sources. The cell video games writer seems to be prepared for a brand new progress part.