Immersive simulation company Improbable are probably best known for the creation of SpatialOS, its cloud computing platform for videogame creation. The company has now announced that is is moving its UK headquarters to a new location in London.
The move from Farringdon to a new, larger office in Spitalfields is part of the expansion of the company, which follows on from a strategic investment from Chinese technology company NetEase and the opening of a new North American office and the upcoming release of new Game Development Kits for its SpatialOS platform.
SpatialOS allows a collection of game engines, running in the cloud to work together to create a simulated world that is capable of supporting a complex virtual environment, with richer immersive experiences and capable of supporting more players than a single game engine alone.
The SpatialOS platform has been employed by several virtual reality (VR) titles already, and is being used to power upcoming open-world VR experience Nostos, providing the bases for its expansive, persistent, multiplayer world.
Herman Narula, Improbable’s CEO and co-founder, says: “We have been working hard to hire the best and have grown a lot in the last few years. Improbable has simply outgrown our first central London office. Our new office will be a place where we can focus on enabling our partners and community to create the next generation of online games and simulations using SpatialOS.”
The company is still experiencing growth and is planning on expanding its London team. The new office space incorporates 58,000 square feet of office space, including meeting rooms and recreation areas, with the capacity for over 500 staff.
Improbable currently employs roughly 320 people at its London office, with other offices located in North American and China.
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