NetEase Games announced Watch Dogs franchise creative director Jonathan Morin joins the NetEase Games Montréal division.
“NetEase is excited to announce Jonathan Morin as the new Creative Director for NetEase Games Montréal, the press release states. “Jonathan brings more than 24 years of experience making AAA games. He played a key role in shaping the critically acclaimed Watch Dogs franchise at Ubisoft and vastly contributed to the Far Cry series and other AAA brands in the past.
“Jonathan will help lead NetEase Games Montréal to create a new IP, powering NetEase’s mission to become one of the biggest video game publishers in the world. The arrival of Jonathan at NetEase Games Montréal follows multiple announcements of major talent hires, as well as new NetEase studios, including Quantic Dream in France, Jackalope games in Austin and Nagoshi Studio in Japan.
“Established in 2019, NetEase Games Montréal has allowed the global publisher to secure a foothold within one of the world’s most thriving video game development hubs, as NetEase sets its ambitions to enter the console and PC AAA market.
“I am excited to announce my new adventure as Creative Director at NetEase Games Montreal,” Morin said. “I am privileged to join a passionate and talented new team to create our own IP. This is the beginning of something special for me and I cannot wait to say more…”