Tencent Opens Lightspeed Studio to Develop AAA Open World Game for Xbox Series X and PS5

Tencent Opens Lightspeed Studio to Develop AAA Open World Game for Xbox Series X and PS5 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2020 / 900 Views

Tencent Games subsidiary Lightspeed & Quantum announced they will open up a new studio in Los Angeles, called Lightspeed Studio, to develop a AAA open world game for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. 

Lightspeed Studio will be ran by Rockstar Games veteran Steve Martin. He previously worked on Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2, and many more games.

Martin will be studio head and executive producer of development. He promises "a crunch-free and inclusive culture" for the studio.

"We're ushering a new era of game culture by combining world-class development with a stress-free work environment," Martin said. "From day one, our teams will be focused on building the highest caliber games while promoting integrity, proactivity, collaboration, and creativity."

The new studio has hired gaming veterans who have worked at Rockstar Games, Respawn Entertainment, 2K Games, and Insomniac.

Thanks GamesIndustry.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments

hunter_alien (on 01 July 2020)

Great! Hope they are going to make a great game, and hope that their past experiences within those companies will give them the knowledge to kill crunch from within :-)


Ayla (on 01 July 2020)

I'm not supporting anything out of China. Strong boycott.


freebs2 (on 02 July 2020)

Then you should stop buying any game made with UE. Also you should stop buying consoles since you're at it.


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VAMatt (on 01 July 2020)

No crunch? Good luck with that. If they said "we'll try to have less crunch", I might believe them. But, they're not going to be able to single handedly change two big parts of human nature - the tendency to put things off, and the tendency to work harder when a deadline is approaching.


Walbert (on 01 July 2020)

Like their viruses they can keep it.


Tridrakious (on 02 July 2020)

I will not buy this