Jackalyptic Games Announces Rebrand and Focus on New Game Based on Beloved Warhammer IP
A game based on a Warhammer IP is under development in partnership with Games Workshop
NetEase Games announced the unveiling of Jackalyptic Games, the rebranded studio formerly operating as Jackalope Games. Led by industry veteran Jack Emmert, the rebranded Jackalyptic Games will have the full team that worked under the Jackalope name continue its focus on the development of top-tier PC and console games as a NetEase Games global studio. Additionally, Jackalyptic Games confirmed that its first project, a game based on a Warhammer IP created in close partnership with Games Workshop, is in early development. More details on Jackalyptic Games can be found here: http://www.jackalyptic.com/
“As someone who has molded my career developing expansive MMO stories, I’m proud to unveil that our first game in development at Jackalyptic Games will focus on the rich universes of Warhammer,” said Jack Emmert, CEO at Jackalyptic Games. “Bringing the deep lore of this IP to our game is a massive undertaking, and we are thrilled to work alongside Games Workshop to bring this vision to life.”
Throughout the game’s development cycle, Jackalyptic Games will work closely with Games Workshop to engage their respective communities to gain insights and feedback on the game.
Jack Emmert brings decades of MMORPG-related experience to Jackalyptic Games and its new project, having previously led development on multiple high-profile game franchises including City of Heroes, Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, and DC Universe Online. Jackalyptic Games is NetEase Games’ debut game studio in the United States. It will operate independently and maintain creative autonomy in its game development.
About Jackalyptic Games
Jackalyptic Games is an independent AAA development studio committed to creating immersive online multiplayer gameplay experiences for PC and console. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Jackalyptic Games is led by DC Universe Online, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, and Neverwinter veteran, Jack Emmert. For more information about Jackalyptic Games, please visit http://www.jackalyptic.com/ or follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
About Games Workshop®
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L), based in Nottingham, UK, produces the best fantasy miniatures in the world. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer®: Age of Sigmar® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniatures, novels and model kits through more than 520 of its own stores (branded Warhammer®), the www.games-workshop.com web store and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop and its other, related, brands and product ranges (including our publishing division ‘Black Library’ and our special resin miniatures studio ‘Forge World’) can be found at www.games-workshop.com
About NetEase Games
NetEase Games, the online games division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999), is a leading global developer and publisher of video game IP across a variety of genres and platforms. NetEase Games’ development and publishing slate include titles such as Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Knives Out, and Naraka: Bladepoint, and partnerships with major entertainment brands such as Warner Bros and Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary). NetEase Games also supports the growth and development of its innovative global studios in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States. For more information, please visit https://www.neteasegames.com/
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