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Hi-Rez Studios expanding, bringing new jobs to Georgia
Hi-Rez Studios expanding, bringing new jobs to Georgia
April 3, 2014 | By Mike Rose

April 3, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: Tribes: Ascend developer Hi-Rez Studios plans to invest $10 million in expanding its Georgia-based headquarters, stating that it will create around 30 jobs in the area.

Hi-Rez most recently launched Smite last month, a free-to-play MOBA, and has previously dabbled in the online shooter genre. Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris says that Georgia's "great talent pool, high quality of life and low cost of doing business" is helping Hi-Rez expand.

With this new 4,000 square feet expansion to its headquarters, and the aim to tip the company's employee count over 100 by next year, Hi-Rez says that it will be better equipped to provide content and reach its customers.


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John Paduch
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Maybe this will help them with actually supporting their previous titles, like T:A, rather than unceremoniously abandoning them with a list of bugs knowingly left unfixed. Probably not, thought.

Justin Case
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Most game companies just pull the plug all together. No servers, no game. Would that have been better?

Jonathan Pike
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Hi-Rez discontinued support for their previous titles due to dwindling player-bases and neither title (GA and T:A) ever posting any kind of profit. The founder, Erez, has put millions of dollars out of his own pocket into the company to make those games, and given the size of the company at that point, it was a much smarter decision for them to discontinue support for those games to focus all of their efforts on SMITE, which is their first game to actually show continual profits and growth.

Given what they've learned from their previous failures, and now this success, I'm very hopeful for what they can bring out in the future as they expand and grow.

Da Ro
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Why would they continue to support a game that was losing them money. This is a business and in all fairness to HR Studios, they continued to dump money into T:A even after it was evident that they would never see a profit on it. This was partly due to infrastructure development, but also partly for the players.

Joe Patrick
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Please inform us, the greater community of Global Agenda: Free Agent, that this will mean a revisited focus on game developments/expansions with Global Agenda.
-Hawkenski


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