After exiting Russia and announcing the closure of its office in Belarus, Wargaming has revealed its next step in the restructuring. The company behind World of Tanks is now opening two new studios in Serbia and Poland.
Offices in Belgrade, Serbia, and Warsaw, Poland, will bring the number of Wargaming’s European studios to seven. It already has working locations based in Nicosia, Guildford, Vilnius, Prague, and Berlin.
“Warsaw and Belgrade were logical choices for these new locations; both are fast developing technology sectors with enormous potential,” Wargaming founder Victor Kislyi told GamesBeat, adding that these studios will be essential for the company’s global strategy.
The two new offices will employ a total of 400 people.
The Belgrad studio will focus on Wargaming’s main franchises, World of Tanks and World of Warships. It will also become a relocation hub for the company’s employees moving from different countries. The Warsaw department will have a small publishing team, with other staff working remotely.
In April, Wargaming announced its decision to leave Russia and Belarus, transferring its local business to Saint Petersburg-based Lesta Studios. The company is now also in the process of liquidating its office in Minsk, Belarus, which reportedly might lead to layoffs.