NetEase Games establishes GPTRACK50 – Osaka-based studio led by former Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi

NetEase Games has announced the formation of GPTRACK50, a new studio headquartered in Osaka, Japan and led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, the producer behind series such as resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Devil May Cry, Sengoku Basaraand the dragon’s belief.

Get the details below.

GPTRACK50 aims to deliver original entertainment content from Japan to users worldwide. Led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, the renowned producer behind series including resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Devil May Cry, Sengoku Basaraand the dragon’s beliefThis new studio brought together a group of experienced professionals from the gaming, film and television industries to develop high-quality content for users worldwide.

A word from Hiroyuki Kobayashi, President of GPTRACK50

GPTRACK50 - Hiroyuki Kobyashi

I believe that NetEase Games, a company with extensive investment and co-development experience, is a very reliable business partner in developing high-quality games and entertainment projects. With the support and respect of NetEase, who understand me and my team’s development achievements and values, I will build a stronger team with the goal of creating more original quality content that will satisfy users around the world.

A word from NetEase Games

The ultimate goal of GPTRACK50 is to create original IPs that would impress the whole world. The studio strives to create original game content and expand the spectrum from pure games to film and entertainment series. The President, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, personally helped produce the film resident Evil‘s live-action and CG animation series. He has also been involved in the production of many more media portfolios of various original game IPs, including live action, animation, stage play, manga adaptations, etc. Leveraging this unique experience, the studio will create and expand new IPs on a global scale through movies, novels and manga adaptations.


GPTRACK50 is a video game development company wholly owned by NetEase Games. The studio will primarily focus on producing high-quality console/PC gaming content with the goal of growing into a company with a global media portfolio.


And here is an additional message from Kobayashi published on the developer’s official website:

Hello, everyone!

I would like to introduce you to GPTRACK50, a game studio solely focused on creating new content, innovative gaming experiences and original IP.

I am wholeheartedly committed to creating GAMES that engage and delight both gamers and developers who love to PLAY and share my passion for games.

My goal is not just to produce game IP, but to push beyond those boundaries into live-action films, animation, books including manga and novels, and various other forms of entertainment such as theater and events.

My colleagues here have a wealth of development experience and talent, and together we strive to create a TRACK work story that will both entertain and intrigue our audiences for years to come.

– Hiroyuki Kobayashi, President

Follow GPTRACK50 on Twitter @GPTRACK50 and here on YouTube.

Check out the studio’s launch video below.

Studio launch video