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Tencent's TiMi sets up new triple-A studio in Seattle

Tencent's TiMi sets up new triple-A studio in Seattle

Chinese giant Tencent is opening a new development studio in Seattle.

As reported by GamesBeat, the firm's TiMi is setting up shop in Washington's Bellevue, and currently boasts a team of 25 people. The venture is being headed up by Scott Warner and Rosi Zagorcheva, who Tencent hired last year.

TiMi Seattle is working on a new first-person shooter with a focus on competition and live service for both PC and console.

“It was attractive to me in the same way that it has been for a lot of our team members and that a lot of people in triple-A are now in these mega-franchises that really can’t do original titles,” Warner said.

“They’re kind of risk averse. And so the teams kind of have two choices either go independent on a smaller scale or they continue to work on sequel after sequel.”

Warner was hired by TiMi in May 2020. Until now, TiMi has been best-known for its mobile titles, including


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