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Rovio opens new game studio in London

The Angry Birds developer is looking to expand their team with a UK based team to focus on MMO games with a new IP.

Rovio is expanding its in-house studio capacity with a new London-based team that will focus on massively multiplayer online games, or MMOs, with new IP beyond the Angry Birds universe.

“Our business is profitably growing and London is the most logical place for us to found a new studio that will complement our overall global mix of internal and external developers. London is also a fantastically diverse talent magnet.” says Antti Viitanen, SVP Studios.

“We believe that the best game experiences are those that you share with other people,” adds Mark Sorrell, Head of Studio, “So we’re starting a studio to do exactly this. We look forward to bringing a diverse team together to deliver unique MMOs that are creative, inclusive and delightful.”

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Rovio London Artwork

The London studio joins Rovio’s four other in-house studios (three in Espoo, Finland and one in Stockholm, Sweden) as well as the company’s global network of external partner developers.

Over the next two years, Rovio London will be building a collaborative team of some twenty members. Those looking for a chance to grow and flourish in a Nordic working environment in Central London can follow www.rovio.com/careers  for the latest open positions.

So what do you think? Are you excited to hear more on this new IP? Have you played the Angry Birds games? Would you be interested in looking for a career in the gaming industry? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to Ultra Gaming News Network for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on our social media outlets (Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr & Google +) and subscribe to our YouTube channel where we will be uploading more content over the year.

Article by Matthew McNamee

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