Headquarters in Vancouver, A Global Reach
NetEase Games is making waves in the gaming sphere with the introduction of Worlds Untold, a brand-new game studio nestled in Vancouver, Canada. In a move embracing the future of work, Worlds Untold is not just any studio – it’s a fully remote workplace, inviting talent from across the globe to join its ranks.
AAA Gaming with a Twist
Worlds Untold isn’t playing by the usual rules. They’re stepping into the AAA gaming arena with a clear focus: crafting action-adventure games that don’t just entertain, but also tell compelling stories and build immersive worlds. This studio aims to go beyond traditional gaming experiences, envisioning franchises that span across multiple games and potentially, various media forms.
The Mastermind Behind the Magic: Mac Walters
Leading the charge at Worlds Untold is none other than Mac Walters – a name that resonates with fans of the epic Mass Effect series. With a storied career, including his recent role as the project director for Mass Effect Legendary Edition and his influential work as the Lead Writer for Mass Effect 2 and 3, Walters brings a wealth of experience and a unique vision to Worlds Untold.
The Debut Project: A Mystery in the Making
The team’s first project is already underway, promising a near-future action-adventure game set in a world teeming with mystery and ripe for exploration. With Walters at the helm, this debut is anticipated to be more than just a game – it’s a portal to new experiences and adventures.
A Team of Titans
Worlds Untold’s roster reads like a who’s who of the gaming industry. Audio Director Sotaro Tojima brings over two decades of experience from iconic titles like Metal Gear Solid and HALO. Elizabeth Lehtonen, Head of Production, boasts a background with Dragon Age, The Sims, and Angry Birds. Then there’s Head of Art Ramil Sunga, whose creative prowess shaped Mass Effect Andromeda, Anthem, and Dragon Age. And let’s not overlook Head of Technology Ben Goldstein, a gaming and tech veteran from projects like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and For Honor, who also brings experience from Tesla and Cruise.
NetEase Games: A Vision of Creative Freedom
Simon Zhu, president of global investments and partnerships at NetEase Games, echoes the excitement for Worlds Untold. NetEase Games is committed to empowering creators, providing them with the tools and freedom to bring their visions to life. Zhu and his team are eagerly anticipating the innovative worlds and adventures that Walters and his team are set to unveil.
NetEase Games’ foray with Worlds Untold is more than just a new studio announcement. It’s a statement of intent, a promise of groundbreaking games, and a testament to the ever-evolving landscape of the gaming world. Stay tuned, gamers – the journey with Worlds Untold has just begun.