BioWare vet Walters heading up NetEase's Worlds Untold

BioWare vet Walters heading up NetEase's Worlds Untold

Chinese giant NetEase Games has unveiled yet another new studio.

This time around it's Worlds Untold, headed up by BioWare veteran Mac Walters, who is the developer's CEO. The venture is based in Vancouver, Canada, and plans to work on triple-A action adventure titles "with an emphasis on narrative and worldbuilding."

Worlds Untold has already attracted talent that has worked on franchises including Metal Gear Solid, Halo, Angry Birds and Dragon Age.

"We're creating incredible and meaningful stories that we believe are best told and experienced through play," Walters said.

"We are starting by crafting worlds that we all dream of discovering and then will put the player in the leading role of the most unforgettable adventures.

"The team at NetEase Games shares our vision and passion to utilise leading-edge technology to create the best possible new games. Their teams' support and creative freedom affords us the opportunity to deliver on that vision."

NetEase Games' president of global investments and partnerships Simon Zhu added: “NetEase Games believes in empowering creators to think outside the box and to help execute their vision as seamlessly as possible. Worlds Untold is building a team of highly experienced individuals to develop new worlds and action-adventure games for all and we are excited to see what Mac and the team produce."

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