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Warner Bros. to open WB Games San Francisco with focus on mobile, social and free-to-play games

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has added another developer to its cabal of worldwide studios: WB Games San Francisco. The new "digital video game studio" will open later this year in San Francisco, focusing on a few specific types of game.

WB Games San Francisco's mandate is "high-quality, free-to-play, mobile, social and browser-based games," Warner Bros. says. The new studio will be lead by Greg Ballard, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's senior vice president of digital games.

"San Francisco is a hotbed of local talent and convenient access to major partners, and this will help us achieve our goal to bring our top entertainment and gaming brands, as well as original IP, to multiple mobile, social and emerging platforms," Ballard said in an announcement.

WB Games San Francisco will oversee publishing of "all other mobile games" developed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Other WB Games studios include Snowblind Studios, Surreal, Monolith, WB Games Montreal, Turbine, NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady and TT Games.