Disney is getting stronger in gaming. Veterans from Blizzard and Ubisoft will help – INDIAN

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IN Disney they take the gaming industry seriously. After licensing other studios and investing in Epic Games, a minor reorganization is taking place. As part of this, video game industry veterans were promoted and hired.

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Two months ago Myshak announced investment in Epic Games in the amount of $1.5 billion.. This is the company’s largest investment in the video game industry to date. From it should emerge new gaming and entertainment worlds related to the battle royale phenomenon Fortnite. Probably something like LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing and Fortnite Festival.

A number of longtime game executives have been promoted at Disney, including the head of the division. Sean Shoptaw. He became the division’s executive vice president and can count on new reinforcements: Ray Gresko And Bjorn Tornqvist.

Ray Gresko is the former director of development at Blizzard. Has experience as a programmer, designer, producer and executive director. During his time at Blizzard, he worked on Overwatch, Diablo 3, and World of Warcraft. He also created the first gaming prototype of Hearthstone. Previously, he worked at LucasArts, where he worked as a programmer on Star Wars: Dark Forces and Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Dark Forces II. He joins Disney as senior vice president of product and engineering. His job will be work closely with Epic to develop a new universeallowing players to play, watch, purchase and interact with Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and Avatar content.

Bjorn Törnqvist will serve as vice president of technology at Disney. He also worked on them at Ubisoft and the Swedish studio Massive. Among other things, he led the cloud team at Ubisoft Scalar, the online team at The Division or Just Dance Now.

The third important reinforcement is Jay Ong. He led the Marvel Games team for almost ten years. He will now be responsible for international licensing of Disney games across all of the company’s brands. All four want to bring top-notch stories to players in collaboration with partners around the world.

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Source :Indian TV

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