Korean MMO giant builds US development arm

Gravity establishes L5 Games

South Korean massively-multiplayer online game developer Gravity has opened a new studio, L5 Games, as its American development arm.

The new studio, based in San Mateo, California, is partly staffed by former Blizzard North employees, with over half of the staff having more than 10 years of experience in the industry.

"We are happy to announce that former employees of Blizzard North have joined L5 Games as members of the Gravity family," commented Il-Young Ryu, the chairman and CEO of Gravity.

"We intend to develop online games targeting the North American market, one of the fastest growing online gaming markets, with the outstanding developers of L5 Games who have a successful track record and thorough understanding of the culture of the North American market."

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