Mobile game developer Zynga revealed on Monday the establishment of a new game studio to develop the company's upcoming Star Wars game.
Zynga has announced that it is opening a brand-new game development studio based out of its Austin, Texas office to work on a "premiere mobile game set in the Star Wars universe."
This new studio will be led by industry veterans Jeff Hickman and Matthew Hemby, and its primary focus will be partnering with NaturalMotion, a Zynga-subsidiary, to develop this new mobile title. It is also looking to hire 25 new employees to help bring this vision to life for such positions as Lead Engineer, Design Director, and Lead Level Designer.
Founded in 2007, the San Francisco-based company is known for franchises including Words With Friends, Empires & Puzzles and Merge Dragons, which are available in over 150 countries. Its latest game is the match-3 puzzle adventure Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, launched in September.