Hi-Rez Studios today announced the next phase in its company evolution and growth from self-publishing studio into multi-game publisher with distinct studios as well as esports and art services available to third-parties.
This shift includes the creation of three new wholly-owned development studios:
Titan Forge Games, operating SMITE
Evil Mojo Games, operating Paladins
Heroic Leap Games, operating Realm Royale
Chris Larson, who previously served as Executive Producer for SMITE & Paladins, will oversee these studios as General Manager, First Party Studios. The existing teams working on each game will transition entirely to their new studio, hiring additional staff to increase their capabilities for the upcoming year. Those interested in applying should visit hirezstudios.com/careers.
“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,” said Larson. “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.”
Hi-Rez’s games have been played by more than 70 million people worldwide, across PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. With three games regularly among the Top 10 free-to-play games on Steam, Hi-Rez is rare among Western developers.