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Gree: Don’t build studios, buy them

Mobile games giant Gree believes that establishing a new studio from scratch is more costly in the long run than acquiring them. Speaking to MCV @ Gamescom, COO Andrew Sheppard said that it’s tough to find success in the free-to-play market with a brand new team. The general belief at …

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Gree to lay off 30 per cent of Western staff

Japanese publisher Gree has announced that it is axing 30 per cent of its Western workforce at its San Francisco office. The firm hasn’t confirmed just how many jobs will be lost, just that 30 per cent of the workforce. This is likely the result of what the firm’s Western …

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Gree shuts down its Vancouver studio

Japanese gaming firm Gree International has shut down its studio in Vancouver, Canada, laying off all staff and discontinuing development on all of the team’s projects. The studio’s closure followsa poor financial year for Gree. Andrew Sheppard, the firm’s Western COO, added that the company’s resources are stretched too thin …

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