Former World Of Warcraft, League Of Legends Lead Greg Street Reveals New Studio And MMO Codenamed 'Ghost'

Greg Street, a former lead systems designer on Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and executive producer on Riot Games’ League of Legends MMO still in development, and NetEase Games have announced a new studio called Fantastic Pixel Castle. This studio is developing a new AAA MMO codenamed Ghost, set in a new fantasy universe. Street is joined by a founding team with decades of MMO and related genre experience ranging from World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Guild Wars 2, Fortnite, Overwatch, and Valorant, according to a press release. 

The studio is hiring and says it embraces a “remote-first structure.” It is currently fully remote. Alongside today’s news, Fantastic Pixel Castle has released three pieces of Ghost concept art and you can check each out by swiping through the gallery below: 

“With Fantastic Pixel Castle and Ghost, we want to demonstrate our commitment to open communication and development in front of players,” Street, who is the studio’s lead, writes in a press release. “MMOs are arguably one of the most challenging games to make, but we have some big advantages. We are a fully remote studio, allowing us to hire the best game developers, and we plan to stay small so that we can iterate on our design quickly. We also want to show the game early and often to the community and make sure we are on the right track to incorporate constant feedback. This is possible because NetEase Games is a strategic partner that understands our vision, and gives us the creative autonomy, resources, and support to be successful.” 

NetEase Games president of global investments and partnerships says Fantastic Pixel Castle is bringing some of the best MMO talent available to NetEase to develop this original fantasy IP, noting that the studio has the company’s full support “to make this vision a reality.” 

Fantastic Pixel Castle’s studio leaders will share more about the team and Ghost during a livestreamed AMA set for 2 p.m. ET on November 8, and the team encourages those interested in the idea of this game to check out the studio’s website for more information. 

What do you hope to see from this MMO? Let us know in the comments below!

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