NetEase Games establishes GPTRACK50 – Osaka-based studio led by former Capcom producer Hiroyuki KobayashiKnown for Sengoku Basara, Resident Evil, and more.
NetEase Games has announced the establishment of GPTRACK50, a new studio headquartered in Osaka, Japan and led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, the producer behind series such as Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Devil May Cry, Sengoku Basara, and Dragon’s Dogma.
Get the details below.
GPTRACK50 aims to deliver original entertainment contents from Japan to users worldwide. Led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, the renowned producer behind series including Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Devil May Cry, Sengoku Basara, and Dragon’s Dogma, this new studio brought together a group of experienced professionals from both the gaming and film & television industries to develop quality contents for users worldwide.
A Word from Hiroyuki Kobayashi, President of GPTRACK50
I believe that NetEase Games, a company with extensive experience in investment and co-development, is a very reliable business partner in developing high quality games and entertainment projects. With the support and respect from NetEase in understanding me and my team’s development achievements and values, I will build a stronger team with the goal of creating more original quality contents that will satisfy users around the world.
A Word from NetEase Games
The ultimate goal of GPTRACK50 is to create original IPs that would impress the whole world. The studio strives to build original game contents and to broaden the spectrum from just games to film and entertainment series. The President, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, has personally worked on the production of the Resident Evil‘s live-action and CG animation series. He has also been involved in the production of many more media portfolios of various original game IPs, including live-action, animation, stage play, manga adaptions, etc. By utilizing this unique experience, the studio will create new IPs and expand them to the global scale through movies, novels and manga adaptations.
GPTRACK50 is a video game development company wholly owned by NetEase Games. The studio will primarily focus on producing high quality console / PC game contents with a goal of growing into an establishment with a global media portfolio.
And here is an additional message from Kobayashi posted on the developer’s official website:
I’d like to introduce you to GPTRACK50, a game studio focused purely on creating new content, innovative gaming experiences and original IP.
I am committed wholeheartedly to creating GAMEs that will captivate and delight both gamers and creators who love to PLAY and share my passion for games.
My aim is to not solely produce game IP, but to go beyond those boundaries into live-action movies, animation, books including manga and novels, and various other forms of entertainment such as theater and events.
My colleagues here have a wealth of development experience and talent, and together we aspire to create a TRACK history of work that will both entertain and fascinate our audience for years to come.
—Hiroyuki Kobayashi, President
Follow GPTRACK50 on Twitter @GPTRACK50 and on YouTube here.
Watch the studio’s launch video below.