NetEase Games has opened T-Minus Zero Entertainment, a new studio based in Austin, TX. This studio will focus on a brand new IP, one that will be a third-person multiplayer game set in a sci-fi universe.
The studio is headed by Rich Vogel, who has previously worked on Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Star Wars: The Old Republicand helped launch Sony Online Entertainment Austin, Bioware Austin, and Bethesda Game Studios Austin.
“Our studio’s mission is to create epic, immersive worlds where players from around the globe can play together, forming vibrant and passionate communities,” said Rich Vogel, studio head of T-Minus Zero Entertainment. “The team at NetEase Games shares our vision to create memorable and meaningful experiences, and they have made it a priority to provide the support and creative freedom to allow us to make our dream a reality.”
T-Minus Zero Entertainment includes several industry veterans, Game Director Mark Tucker, who worked on Fallout 76 as Design Director; Doom and Crimson Alliance as Design Lead; Art Director Jeff Dobson, Star Wars The Old Republic, Dragon Age Inquisition, and Mass Effect Andromeda; and Anthem VP, Operations & Production Scott Malone, Fallout 76, Doom, and The Elder Scrolls Online.
“T-Minus Zero Entertainment has been built with an inspiring roster of talented veterans with unparalleled industry knowledge and the passion to create wholly original gaming experiences. NetEase Games strongly believes in empowering creators with the ability to build games that will inspire players and evolve over time with its community. We can’t wait to share more of what Rich and the team are working on, and we’ll make every effort to help them grow,” says Simon Zhu, president of global investments and partnerships at NetEase Games.
There are several job postings available at the studio.