Nintendo is planning to bring in more development resources to avoid the need to outsource the project. This will be done through two moves to add more office space near its current headquarters in Kyoto.
According to Japanese business publication Nikkei, this expansion was made possible when Nintendo planned to build a brand new office building on the site of the old headquarters, where the current Nintendo Kyoto Research Center and several smaller teams work.
This news comes after Nintendo announced it would spend about 880 million dollars to expand its internal game development capabilities later the continued success of the Nintendo Switch and its software.
In addition to this move, Nintendo will also lease the sixth and seventh floors of the Kyoto Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Office building, located right next to the company’s current headquarters. This will be used to house additional development resources starting in May 2022, giving Nintendo a place to stop by while it kicks off its internal expansion efforts.
Nikkei also reports that Nintendo will benefit from the Kyoto City Business Location Promotion System, which will help Nintendo cover operating costs of up to $1.4 million based on headcount. that the company attracted as part of this expansion.
Nintendo has been focused on improving its internal operations for several years now, centralize its development teams and partners in one location. This is just the next step in the company’s strategy of expanding and taking on more work without outsourcing its projects.
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