NetEase Games has opened Worlds Untold,a new studio out of Vancouver, British Columbia, that Mac Walters, formerly of BioWare, will lead. Walters was the project director on Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and before that, was the Lead Writer on Mass Effect 2 and 3.
Worlds Untold’s mission is to work on new IPs “with depth and possibility that can’t be contained in a single game or medium. The team’s debut project is a near future action-adventure game in a breathtaking world filled with mystery and exploration.”
“We’re creating incredible and meaningful stories that we believe are best told and experienced through play,” said Worlds Untold CEO Mac Walters. “We are starting by crafting worlds that we all dream of discovering and then will put the player in the leading role of the most unforgettable adventures. The team at NetEase Games shares our vision and passion to utilize leading edge technology to create the best possible new games. Their teams’ support and creative freedom affords us the opportunity to deliver on that vision.”
Rounding out the team at Worlds Untold is:
Sotaro Tojima, Audio Director – Who has over 20 years of experience in video game audio on titles such as Metal Gear Solid and Halo
Elizabeth Lehtonen, Head of Production – Worked on Dragon Age, The Sims, and Angry Birds franchises
Ramil Sunga, Head of Art – Worked on Mass Effect Andromeda, Anthem and the entire lineup of Dragon Age titles
Ben Goldstein, Head of Technology – Worked on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the PlayStation 4 version of For Honor
“NetEase Games believes in empowering creators to think outside the box and to help execute their vision as seamlessly as possible. Worlds Untold is building a team of highly experienced individuals to develop new worlds and action-adventure games for all and we are excited to see what Mac and the team produce,” says Simon Zhu, president of global investments and partnerships at NetEase Games.