Q Entertainment, the studio founded by Rez, Lumines and Space Channel 5 creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi, has announced plans to enter the massively multiplayer online gaming market.
A spokesperson said that the company intends to focus on developing MMOGs for South Korea and China, where online gaming is hugely popular - the Chinese market alone was worth and estimated USD 100 million last year, a figure which is set to rise sharply.
Q Entertainment will also expand its operations in the mobile gaming market. Both Lumines and Meteos, puzzle games which have enjoyed success on the PSP and Nintendo DS respectively, have already been licensed to mobile content publisher GameLoft for release in early 2006.
Q Entertainment was founded by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, who was previously a member of Sega's AM3 team, in 2003. The studio is currently working with Phantagram and Microsoft on Xbox 360 title Ninety-Nine Nights, and on a sequel for PSP puzzle title Lumines.