New MMORPG development studio
Red5Studios has born as a new development studio for MMOG's funded by former members of World of Warcraft. Here you have the press release:
Mark Kern, William Petras, and Taewon Yun, key developers and executives behind Blizzard Entertainment's hit "World of Warcraft," have announced the formation of Red 5 Studios, Inc.
Based in Aliso Veijo, California, the new company will focus on creating massively-multiplayer online entertainment -- a gaming genre that's now a global sensation.
“Our work on World of Warcraft has really opened up people’s eyes to the potential of online gaming in huge, persistent worlds,” says Kern. “We want to continue to shape the future of online gaming by tapping into new worldwide trends and pushing the limits of our creativity.”
Kern, Petras and Yun are all former Blizzard veterans. Mark Kern was Team Lead for World of Warcraft, and William Petras was Art Director on the project. Taewon Yun helped found Blizzard Korea where he was responsible of World of Warcraft’s launch and operations in Asia. Together they have over 30 years of experience developing and launching hit games such as Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo.
Red 5 Studios is forging one of the most creative and talented teams in the industry, and has set up an e-mail address for interested parties at: firstname.lastname@example.org and a website at www.red5studios.com.