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Cloud games firm Improbable is moving London offices

Cloud games firm Improbable is moving London offices

London-based cloud company Improbable has announced an office move.

In a post on its website, the firm has revealed it is shifting from its Farringdon base to a new location in the Spitalfields area. It's not clear when this move is actually going to take place. 

This follows a massive hiring spree in the wake of the company's $502m investment from Japanese company Softbank and Chinese games specialist NetEase putting $50m behind the firm.

The company now employs 320 people in the London location alone, up from the 'almost 200' it had on the payroll when the SoftBank deal went through in May 2017.

“We have been working hard to hire the best and have grown a lot in the last few years. Improbable has simply outgrown our first central London office," chief and co-founder Herman Narula (pictured) said.

“Our new office will be a place where we can focus on enabling our partners and community to create the next generation of online games and simulations using SpatialOS.”

As well as the London HQ, Improbable has offices in China and North America, including the new Edmonton outpost, headed up by BioWare vet Aaryn Flynn.


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