John Smedley Joins AGS, Opens Amazon Games Studio, San Diego

John Smedley Joins AGS, Opens Amazon Games Studio, San Diego. Here is the full blurb:

We’re excited to announce an all-new Amazon Games Studio based in San Diego and led by industry veteran John Smedley.

John’s pioneering work helped define the modern MMO, and his influence can be felt in thousands of games that followed.  He helped create the blueprint for fusing massive game worlds with vibrant player communities, a vision that we share at Amazon Game Studios.  That’s why we’re excited to announce that John has joined Amazon Games Studios to lead an all-new team in San Diego.

His team is already hard at work on an ambitious new project that taps into the power of the AWS Cloud and Twitch to connect players around the globe in a thrilling new game world.

From the high-fantasy role playing of EverQuest, to the intense FPS action of Planetside, and the brutal survival sandbox of H1Z1, John is no stranger to bucking trends and creating unforgettable games. It’s early days, but we can’t wait to see what John and his team create, and share it with you.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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