Wargaming Opens Additional MS-1 Mobile Development Studio and New Office in Vilnius, Lithuania. In addition to publishing work, MS-1, the development studio responsible for World of Tanks Blitz, will have a production team presence there and expand its development for future mobile titles.
MS-1, developer of the hit mobile game World of Tanks Blitz, is looking for talent to bolster the company’s new location.
This month, Wargaming’s newest office in Vilnius will officially open. As a new stronghold, the Lithuania base will help to strengthen the company’s distributed development model that is currently seen throughout Central and Eastern Europe and will also act as a publishing unit. The new hub will be located in the city center’s modern business district and will focus on current and future projects alike. Set in a rapidly expanding area of the capital, the stylish studio will become a new working place for several hundred employees within 3-4 years.
Following the new office opening announcement, MS-1 – Wargaming’s premier mobile development studio behind hit game World of Tanks Blitz – is looking for talent to bolster the company’s new location. For MS-1, Vilnius will become another key spot alongside their existing offices in Minsk and Moscow. Whilst their flagship cross-platform shooter World of Tanks Blitz boasts over 140 million global downloads, MS-1 will continue to create mid-core games for mobile and portable devices – with two unannounced titles in the development pipeline.
The studio is led by industry veteran Thaine Lyman, who has been with Wargaming since 2015. Prior to that, Thaine spent over 17 years at Activision, working as Executive Producer for the Call of Duty series on Console and PC platforms, as well as VP of Production overseeing IPs like Destiny and Marvel licensed product offerings.
“With the huge success of World of Tanks Blitz in recent years, MS-1 is not only continuing to support this title with big plans for its future, but we have also been developing two currently unannounced new games in the mobile action/shooter category. To support this ambitious studio growth, we plan to bring in new staff across all of our locations, with the biggest focus on our new office in Vilnius,” states Thaine Lyman, General Manager, MS-1 Studio. “This office will become our primary location, housing the teams responsible for the development of our two new titles. Our team is already comprised of developers and publishers from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures, and we look forward to continuing to bringing talent from all around the world into our studio. We already have a list of open vacancies which will be constantly updated over the coming months, so prospective applicants should keep an eye out!”