Chinese software firm CDC continues to power up its games and software development strategy, having today announced that it will open a new studio in Nanjing that will eventually house up to 2,000 staff.
Designed to support both the company’s core software business and its growing games interest, the studio will hopefully provide cost-effective resources for CDC, said company officials. The base will help build key technology, develop online games and provide a centralised QA & testing base.
The news comes just weeks after the firm announced its reinvigorated games strategy as software boss Peter Yip moves over to head up CDC Games. The company has also recently invested in Australian studio Auran and yesterday acquired OPTIC, a games publisher based in China. OPTIC handles MMOs such as EVE Online and Shaiya in China and CDC Games continues to promote its ‘free to play, pay for merchandise’ business model for games development.
Explained CEO Yip: “With this new center, CDC Games and CDC Software will be well positioned to deliver innovative products quickly and cost effectively for their respective markets. We also are working hand-in-hand with the Nanjing government and are grateful for their support of our development effort there.”