Namco Bandai is Forming a Studio Focused Solely on Game Development

Posted Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 08:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

And yes, everyone from the former 'Tales' team will be coming along.

When we heard about the 'Tales' team was being dissolved, we saw is as a bad sign for the franchise. As it turns out, this was the start of a bigger move for the studio as a whole.

Namco Bandai has long been both a publisher and developer of games, but now it seems that's too much to put under one roof. The company is splitting off its developers into a separate studio that's focusing purely on development.

The new group, called Namco Bandai Studio, will be formed April 2nd and will take care of projects like 'Tekken,' 'Soul Calibur,' and the 'Tales' franchise. Over 1,000 people will be employed at this new studio, including all of the staff from the former Namco Tales Studio.

Source: Gamasutra

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Tags: Namco Bandai, Tales Studio, Soul Calibur, Tekken (all tags)