Publisher Tencent Games is opening a new studio in the US, led by Rockstar veteran Steve Martin (via GamesIndustry.biz).
The new developer is called Lightspeed LA, and is already working on a next-gen AAA open world game for Xbox Series X and PS5. It has recruited team members with experience at the likes of Respawn Entertainment, Insomniac and 2K Games, and Martin himself previously held leadership roles on GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2.
In a statement, Martin explained how the team is "ushering a new era of game culture":
"We're ushering a new era of game culture by combining world-class development with a stress-free work environment. From day one, our teams will be focused on building the highest caliber games while promoting integrity, proactivity, collaboration, and creativity."
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