Known as a South Korean video game developer and publisher that provides services for PC online games and mobile titles, Smilegate has opened a new studio in Barcelona, Spain. This new studio dubbed Smilegate Barcelona will churn out blockbuster or triple-A titles moving forward.
Firstly, Smilegate is best known for helping Tencent with CrossFire. On that note, CrossFire X is an upcoming title that Remedy Entertainment will help SmileGate with to ship as an Xbox One “exclusive.”
Moreover, the Seoul-based developer has a new studio in Barcelona to fulfill its “ongoing global expansion.” This information comes from website gamesindustry.biz:
“As open-world games will continue to dominate the video game industry, we are well-positioned to build upon our team’s experience with talent from around the world, and are ready to create a AAA experience from our new studio in Barcelona.”
Sadly, no word on what type of triple-A blockbuster games have been announced. In other words, it’s unclear if the company will continue to release games for mobile devices or if it will switch over to making “big” games for PC and home consoles.
While we wait to find out what triple-A games will come from the company’s new Barcelona studio, Smilegate currently has offices in the U.S., China, Southeast Asia, Europe (including Germany), and its headquarters in South Korean.
Furthermore, seeing that the company has plans to increase its presence around the world through a global expansion initiative, expect more studios and branches to pop up in the near future to churn out specific types of games.
Lastly, and for those wondering, Xbox Game Studios is the publisher, and Smilegate and Remedy Entertainment are behind the 2020-due first-person shooter game CrossFire X. It’s also worth noting that Sony Pictures and Tencent Pictures are making a new CrossFire movie based on Smilegate’s work, which has no due date.