Cloud Empire opens the Manchester studio

Cloud Imperium has announced the opening of a new studio in Manchester, UK.

The office is established in the Enterprise City district and will open its doors in May 2022 with the aim of creating over 700 jobs in the Manchester metropolitan area in 2023 and 1,000 in 2026.

The Manchester studio will be the company’s new UK headquarters, with 400 people currently working at its current UK headquarters (located in Wilmslow) due to relocation.

Cloud Imperium has been working on the Star Citizen space simulator since the early 2010s with a successful Kickstarter in 2012. It is also working on a standalone story-driven title set in the same universe, Squadron 42.

The company currently has over 700 employees worldwide, across studios in Los Angeles, Austin, Frankfurt, Montreal and more.

Cloud Empire’s CEO Chris Roberts commented: “Manchester is where I started my video game career when I was hired to write the game of the month for BBC Micro User back in 1983 at the mature age of 14, so it makes me very happy. to announce that we have signed a long-term agreement for our largest office to date, in downtown Manchester.

“Manchester is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Europe, with strong educational connections and high connectivity, offering unique opportunities and quality of life for our team. The new Enterprise City space is the perfect home for game development with its deep investment in companies focusing on media, technology and creativity. “

Earlier this year, Cloud Imperium received a warning from the Advertising Standards Agency to encourage players to purchase ships in the game that are not actually usable.

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