Hi-Rez Studios is an industry-leading video game developer at the forefront of the free-to-play, games as a service model. It specializes in multiplayer games that bring together players for fun and the thrill of competition.
Founded in 2005, Hi-Rez Studios’ mission is to build and nurture long-lasting and inclusive communities around multiplayer gaming experiences that engage, connect and exhilarate players.
“Fifteen years ago, very few people had access to the hardware required to run games. But, with new technologies, the hardware has gotten more affordable and accessible,” says Chris Larson, COO of Hi-Rez Studios. “Today, 2.7 billion people across the globe play games on some sort of device.”
Hi-Rez Studios’ headquarters has remained in Alpharetta’s technology hub due to the city’s network of professionals and opportunities. “The connected network in Alpharetta makes it really easy for us to find talent for our team,” adds Larson. Hi-Rez has grown to over 400 employees in Alpharetta and has opened offices in Seattle, China and the United Kingdom.