LightSpeed and Quantum Studio, a subsidiary of Tencent Games and the development team of PUBG MOBILE, has announced the formation and launch of a new Los Angeles-based studio – Lightspeed Studio. The new studio will be led by former Rockstar veteran Steve Martin and focus on the development and publishing of AAA titles for consoles. Martin will be serving as the Studio Head and responsible for the formation of the team, construction of the cutting-edge studio environment, and take on the role of Executive Producer of development.
As part of its core values, LightSpeed Studio will establish a crunch-free and inclusive culture for all of its team members while pushing the games industry to adopt the same practices. The studio is committed to building the highest quality games as well as using forward-thinking products to ensure world-class products.
Combining the global resource and innovative insights of Tencent Games with the knowledge and experience from an outstanding team of industry veterans from teams such as Rockstar Games, Sony VASG, Respawn Entertainment, 2K Games, and Insomniac, this creative team in the heart of Orange County is building a stunning new open-world AAA game for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
“We’re ushering a new era of game culture by combining world-class development with a stress-free work environment,” said Studio Head Steve Martin. “From day one our teams will be focused on building the highest caliber games while promoting integrity, proactivity, collaboration, and creativity.”
Martin’s resume includes a track of success with titles such as Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA V, Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, Bully, Need For Speed: Underground 2, Need for Speed Underground, and many more.
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