Tencent taps Blizzard veterans to make ‘the next great PC RTS’
Tencent’s sprawling games empire just grew one studio bigger. Uncapped Games is a new Los Angeles-based studio led by Blizzard veterans Jason Hughes and David Kim. Hughes is serving as the studio’s lead producer and has previously worked on Diablo III and IV, while Kim is its lead designer and has previously worked on StarCraft 2 and Diablo IV.
The new studio’s focus will be on real-time strategy (RTS) games, with a focus on creating the “next great PC RTS,” Kim says. Although the RTS genre has remained consistently popular over the years, it continues to be dominated by ‘90s franchises like StarCraft, Age of Empires, and Command and Conquer. A fresh entry to the genre would be no bad thing.