Namco Bandai has merged all of its development studios into a new company called Namco Bandai Studio. All development responsibilities dealing with current IP and new franchises will all be handled by this mega game studio. This fusion of game studios will create a uber-studio of over 1000 people lead by Hajime Nakatani in Shinagawa, Japan.
Namco Bandai is hoping this approach creates a more creative and efficient environment that encourages free-flowing ideas. Not exactly sure how this will turn out, but since Namco’s recent financial reports have been strong I can only assume that the captain of that ship knows what they are doing. At any rate, if it gets me closer to Enslaved 2… I’m in!