RuneScape studio working on new online game platform for independent developers
Jagex has promoted its VP of technology to the position of chief technology officer.
Remo Gettini, who joined the studio in March last year, takes over the reigns from current CEO Mark Gerhard, who had been working in a dual role before the appointment.
Gettini will be responsible for technology on existing and future titles at Jagex, whilst he will also help lead development on the studio’s upcoming game platform.
The service is being designed to help developers create, distribute and operate online games.
“Remo has a proven record in creating innovative gaming platforms built upon next generation technologies as well as scaling highly talented engineering teams time and time again,” said Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard.
“He is smart, passionate, forward thinking and the ideal person to drive forward our innovative technology.”
Gettini added: “When I joined Jagex, I said that the entire games industry was at a turning point, on the precipice of substantial change and extremely promising growth for those that make the smart moves to the right platforms.
“I firmly believe that Jagex is in an exceptionally unique position to facilitate this change by supporting likeminded developers as they strive to create ground breaking online games by utilising our industry leading online technology and platforms. It’s safe to say that the future of Jagex looks very exciting indeed.”
Prior to joing Jagex, Gettini previously worked at EA has head of EMEA Interactive Central, in which he helped technology for games such as FIFA and Need for Speed. He was also a founding member of EA Mobile.