UK’s largest video games developer opens new studio in Newcastle, creating around 100 new jobs
The Creative Assembly, part of the huge gaming company SEGA Europe Ltd., has announced a new development location in Newcastle, sitting alongside their locations in Sussex and Sofia, Bulgaria. The newly established Creative Assembly North is home to a growing flexible working team developing a project for the renowned developer.
The new project is being developed in collaboration with the studio’s Sussex-based team and will see a link with a local university.
Creative Assembly North is led by games industry veteran Giselle Stewart, who has joined as Studio Director, alongside her role as Visiting Professor at Newcastle University. Giselle brings with her over 26 years' experience with big name developers in the gaming world and has advocated for the UK games sector in previous positions as a board member of TIGA, the non-profit trade association representing the UK's games industry.
As part of the new development, the company is expected to recruit around 100 new developers in both technical and creative roles over the coming years.
The new Studio Director at Creative Assembly North, Giselle Stewart, said: “Starting a new development studio from scratch with the full support and insights of one of the UK’s oldest and largest studios is incredibly exciting. Creative Assembly North establishes us in one of the biggest cities for the games industry in the UK, which has a growing development community of both experienced professionals and aspiring students. We are bringing new job opportunities to the North-East, building a studio which amplifies the fantastic culture and values of Creative Assembly.