Studio to Develop New Star Wars Cell Sport in Austin

Zynga hiring builders, artists, engineers for Austin workplace

By Richard Whittaker, 7:00AM, Mon. Nov. 16, 2020

Seems to be just like the Pressure is robust with Austin’s sport improvement neighborhood: Cell gaming powerhouse Zynga has simply introduced it’s going to open a studio in Austin devoted to creating a brand new Star Wars cellular sport.

Presumably most well-known for creating Phrases With Buddies and Farmville, the San Francisco-based cellular gaming developer introduced at this time that the brand new studio shall be housed inside its present Austin workplace.

The studio will deal with creating a brand new Star Wars cellular sport with Zynga subsidiary NaturalMotion, and can work with British-based BossAlien, a division of NaturalMotion. Led by sport trade veterans NaturalMotion Senior Vice President of Video games Jeff Hickman and BossAlien Basic Supervisor Matthew Hemby, the brand new studio is trying to rent 25 new workers, together with Producer, Atmosphere Artist, Lead Engineer, Design Director and Lead Degree Designer (discover the complete checklist of vacancies right here).

There’s quite a lot of Star Wars data within the group. Zynga initially signed a licensing deal for Star Wars cellular video games with Disney in 2018, and NaturalMotion took over operations of the Disney-developed Star Wars: Commander technique sport from 2019 till it was closed in June. Furthermore, Hickman isn’t any stranger to a galaxy far, distant, having beforehand served as govt producer on BioWare’s The Outdated Republic MMORPG.

Concerning constructing this new Austin group, he mentioned, “As a longtime Austinite, I do know firsthand the immense stage of expertise and creativity that resides on this stunning metropolis. We imagine that the Austin expertise market is extremely suitable with our mission of bringing AAA console visuals and deep, compelling gameplay to cellular platforms.”

So that is what we do know up to now. What we do not know but is, nicely, something in regards to the sport. No phrase on what variety it’s, or what period of the timeline it will likely be set in. However the phrases Star and Wars are sufficient to get us .

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