Insomniac Games, currently based in Burbank, California, is planning to open a new studio in North Carolina.
CEO and founder Ted Price told GameDaily that the company will be searching for office space over the coming months and expects to open the new studio by January 2009.
The North Carolina studio will be led by Insomniac art director Chad Dezern. Gameplay lead Shaun McCabe will act as production director.
The company plans to hire 25 to 30 new employees for the new studio - Insomniac's first expansion in 14 years.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for us to start a new group with the same philosophy that we've built up over the last 14 years at Insomniac, which is to have a team focused on top craftsmanship and attention to detail," said Price.
"It gives us a great opportunity to bring on folks who may not have the ability to make it to the West Coast or who prefer the East Coast to the West Coast."
Price did not offer any specific details about the titles that the new studio would be working on.
"One of the reasons we're close-lipped is because we don't want to mislead anybody," noted Price. "We don't try to make big promises or big statements without being able to back them up and we want to be absolutely sure our team is up, operational and going before we announce what project we're working on."