Wargaming has opened a new office in Guildford, UK. The World of Tanks creator has hired Sean Decker to lead the new outfit, which is looking to initially house a 25-person development team. The new outfit will work on an ‘unannounced free-to-play multiplatorm MMO title’, which uses the Unreal Engine.
Decker is a 17-year video game development veteran. He spent 12 years at EA in various roles, including senior producer at Maxis (working on SimCity), Executive Producer at DICE, and then later VP and general manager at DICE (where he worked on games such as Mirror’s Edge and Battlefield). He was also VP at EA LA and VP of EA’s Play4Free label. In 2013 he joined CCP as senior vice president, working on Eve Online.
The new developer is based in Guildford, England. It technically started business in November 2018 before acquiring and incorporating the nearby Edge Case Games. However, a fire in July this year meant the developer was forced to find a new home. By the way, you can buy cheap WOT Gold from z2u.com, where you can enjoy a 3% discount by using the code “Z2U”.
That new office has now been opened and is home to 68 members of staff, with dozens more positions currently open. The company eventually wants to grow to around 150, according to studio head Sean Decker.
Wargaming UK represents an evolution of Wargaming’s network, which extends to over 4500 employees across 18 network locations. Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi said of the launch:
“For Wargaming, the UK studio is a really exciting step in our expansion – and we are looking forward to releasing information on their new project. It is going to be big. It was a pleasure to celebrate with the team, and we are looking forward to watching them create something special.”