Hi-Rez Studios, the developer behind games like Smite, Realm Royale, and Paladins, has just announced that they are launching three new studios - Titan Forge Games, Evil Mojo Games, and Heroic Leap Games - who will handle Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale respectively.
They've previously launched Skillshot Media, which is a production company and esports tournament operator combined, in addition to Alacrity Arthouse, which offers video creation and animation to external developers, among other things.
"The establishment of Titan Forge, Heroic Leap and Evil Mojo as standalone studios enables each of our development teams to fulfill their maximum potential and stay hyper focused on serving their individual player communities. We view game operation as a marathon, not a sprint. Our games are built to provide near constant updates over many years. By giving each major game its own dedicated studio and identity, we empower them to control their own destiny and focus exclusively on their player communities, while still having access to our leading shared publishing services," Chris Larson, General Manager of First Party Studios, said in a statement.
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