A press release from From Software announced recently that the studio is establishing a new studio in Fukuoka, Japan in October.
According to the release, the studio is being established to work on creating assets and won't radically change From's development trajectory.
From Software has been actively developing video games for various platforms and they will continue to do so. The establishment of the new studio will expand their development capabilities to create globally competitive products.
The Fukuoka studio will focus on creating 3D CG assets for games while working closely with the original studio in Tokyo.
The studio will be established next month and being operating in January 2016.
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It's unlikely this will negatively impact the work being done on Dark Souls, whatever is next for BloodBorne, or spread the studio thin. It just seems like an atypical way of expanding its workforce. I'm curious if it will be creating 3D CG assets for studios other than for use in From Software's games.