NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES), one of China’s leading internet services providers and video game developers, is excited to announce the opening of its newest studio in Montréal, Canada. With the focus on research and development, the new studio employs talent from across the world, and aims to deliver more popular products for global players.
The new studio is located at the heart of downtown Montréal, a city known as a world-leading video game and entertainment industry hub. The studio will function as a gateway for NetEase to making contact with online gamers, talents and business partners in North America, which is a significant part of the company’s global strategy.
As an international company, NetEase Games plans to connect talents and technologies from around the world with the goal of delivering hit games that are loved by players worldwide. By launching the studio, NetEase Games expects to further expand its talent pool by hiring local and international talent in Montréal, and to provide top quality games to global market.
As the developer of successful titles on both PC and mobile such as its flagship IPs Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey, and the more recent titles Knives Out and Identity V, NetEase has captured a considerable market share in a variety of regions. The Montréal studio will continue NetEase’s efforts for globalization as well as development in North America.
“The official launch of the NetEase Games Montréal studio is a remarkable milestone toward our globalization strategy by further expanding our presence in North America. We are excited to be in Montreal, a city of creativity and a hub of world-leading online games,” said William Ding, the Chief Executive Officer of NetEase, “We hope the studio will bring more premium games to the vast global market via cooperation with the most talented professionals on a global scale.”