Konami are planning to open a brand new London-based studio for the Pro Evolution Soccer series.
Based in the nation's capital, the team will be the European wing of the Tokyo-based PES Productions which handles development duties of the football franchise.
The job advertisement was posted on Gamasutra earlier today:
"PES Productions is opening a new "Football game productions" in London in order to continue striving to reproduce European football culture at its best in their games. The production will create PES projects targeting high-end game consoles and PCs."
Winning Eleven Blog have also posted up the official press release:
PES Productions embarks on European recruiting campaign
KONAMI looks to establish European studio to develop PES as best-selling football series moves forward.
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it is looking for exciting talent to work for a new, dedicated PES Production studio which will be based in the UK.
KONAMI has reaffirmed its commitment to its Pro Evolution Soccer series with a large-scale commitment that will see a dedicated European wing of the Tokyo-based PES Productions team established within Europe. The new satellite office will strive to adopt and recreate local football culture that will ensure the long-running series is kept fresh and exciting. Work is already underway to recruit key talent for the new studio, and KONAMI will be inviting interested parties to apply for posts at this year’s Games Developer Conference Europe (GDC Europe), which will be held in Cologne between August 13th-14th.
The new studio will be based in London, and will focus on PES projects for high-end consoles and PCs. “These are hugely exciting times for the PES series,” commented Shinji Hirano, the President of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “We are looking for a number of creative people who can help us elevate PES to whole new levels. As part of KONAMI’s commitment to ensuring PES captures the majesty of European football, we are looking for people to help capture the very essence of the beautiful game and bring it to life. We look forward to meeting interested parties at GDC Europe.”
KONAMI will be accepting CVs and applications via Booth #165, at GDC Europe which is held in Cologne over August 13th-14th.