Wargaming has opened a new mobile development studio in Moscow, the company has announced. Headed up by industry veteran Andrey Zimenko (pictured below), the studio will start developing "mid-core" titles for mobile platforms as soon as it has finished the hiring process for its new team.
Zimenko, who has 13 years experience in the games industry, previously oversaw mobile publishing at Wargaming Alliance. He also led mobile development studio Mail.Ru.
Wargaming is currently recruiting for a number of role on its careers page, and it invites all "talented, energetic and committed developers with a mobile background to join the new team" in Moscow.
“Moscow is one of the most significant centres for mobile gamedev in the world so we had to establish a presence here,” Zimenko said.
“Our main objective for now is building a strong team capable of achieving the most ambitious goals. We welcome mobile game development professionals to join our ranks and share their most daring ideas with us.”
MCV recently spoke with Wargaming's CEO Victor Kislyi about how the company’s now managing its wider spread of titles, while retaining players and acquiring new ones.
“At Wargaming, we have different mobile initiatives spread out here and there," he told us. "Mobile is now a very separate division. No matter what you do with PC and console, those are huge projects with history and legacy, and a little bit of extra bureaucracy, and so they will always be a little slower. Whereas with mobile, you have to be extremely agile when it comes to mobile projects: prototyping, releasing, updating and killing. If something is not working, you just have to kill it.”