Beijing (PingWest)- Tencent is continuing to increase its presence in the video game industry. Tencent has hired Halo 4 chief designer Scott Warner to head Tencent’s North American locations dedicated to AAA games under TiMi Studios.
Headquartered in Shenzhen, TiMi Studios is behind popular mobile games such as Honours of Kings and Call of Duty Mobile.
In his new position at TiMi, Scott Warner aims to expand the Los Angeles-based branch, which will be TiMi Studio’s first location in North America.
According to a tweet posed by Scott Warner, he announced that the studio will be hiring people for different types of job at all levels.
“I am moving on to a new role. I will be studio director of a new AAA operation in North America for Tencent. We will be hiring for all disciplines at all levels, so reach out to me for details,” Scott said in a tweet.
Scoot Warner has been in the industry for over 20 years, working in design and game direction at companies including Black Isle Studios, Pandemic Studios, EA and most recently Ubisoft. He played major roles in various video games including Fallout 2, Halo 4 and Battlefield: Hardline.
According to a job advertisement posed on Tencent’s official WeChat account, Tencent America is seeking for new 13 game-related positions. Five of the positions are senior level, which require candidates for at least 5 to 10 years of experience working on AAA games.
Tencent’s gaming sector is well known for popular mobile titles, such as Honour of Kings, which has achieved huge success in Asian countries. However, Tencent lacks presences in blockbuster game titles especially Triple-A video games.
Triple-A games refers to big-budget, premium games that have top class graphics, well-designed stories and more than 10 hours of play time. These games are often released on PCs and consoles rather than smartphones.