LightSpeed ​​& Quantum Studio, a subsidiary of Tencent Games and the team responsible for PUBG Mobile, has announced the formation of a new development studio based in the city of Los Angeles, called LightSpeed LA ​.

This new studio will be led by Steve Martin, a Rockstar veteran, and will focus on creating high-budget console video games. For now, Martin's first task will be to shape the studio with the hiring policy, so it will take some time to see his first project come to fruition.

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LightSpeed LA will pursue a crunch-free work environment and an inclusive hiring policy to foster cultural diversity within the team. They believe that these keys will help improve work practice and create better games.

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They will be supported by the Chinese giant Tencent Games and its first batch of game developers, who come from Rockstar Games, Sony, Respawn Entertainment, 2K Games, and Insomniac Games.

The headquarters is based in Orange County, California and the first project will be an open-world game for the next generation of consoles, as in the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

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

Martin has worked on games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, Max Payne 3 and Bully during his years at Rockstar.

Of course, with the studio being based in the US and made up of developers from all over the world, and Chinese corporation Tencent being responsible for publishing the studio's games only, it looks like you will soon be able to play games by Tencent that won't be affected by Indian Government bans.

The first major project of the studio will be a AAA open-world game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. For more gaming news, updates, and articles, check out our website at