NetEase Games is opening Anchor Point Studios, a new studio based in Barcelona, Spain with a satellite studio out of Seattle, Washington.
Anchor Point Studios is founded by industry vetereans including Paul Ehreth, a game director and designer with more than 20 years of experience, who has worked on Halo and Control. Head of operations Pere Torrents and other colleagues with decades of combined experience in the industry and whose past work includes games such as Halo, Ghost of Tsushima, Red Dead Redemption 2, and The Division.
“We’re so excited to officially drop our anchor in Barcelona, the hometown of my great-grandparents, and start building a strong team for our journey of exploration together with NetEase Games,” said Anchor Point Studios founder Paul Ehreth in a press release. “Our studio’s motto is ‘Per Aspera, Ad Astra’ (‘through hardships, to the stars’) because we want to build an adventure that will stay fresh and provide a unique experience that will surprise and delight people each time they play, and I want us to acknowledge the challenges we are setting out to face. We’re grateful to NetEase Games for giving us the creative freedom and resources to build this interconnected world that will expand beyond games and reach into other mediums as well.”
NetEase Games says Anchor Point Games will be “dedicated to developing action-adventure games for console and PC that push the boundaries of entertainment and bring elements of surprise into the gameplay.”
“When we met Paul, we immediately realized he had the passion to create truly magical worlds, with experiences that are surprising and offer something new every single time they are played. At NetEase Games, we believe in giving creators the ability to build games of lasting quality that will be played for many years to come. We know Anchor Point Studios is reaching for the stars and we’ll make every effort to help them get there,” says Simon Zhu, president of global investments and partnerships, NetEase Games.
Anchor Point Studios is currently recruiting developers, artists, and designers in office-based, hybrid, and remote roles.