The development studio behind Realm Royale, Smite and Paladins, Hi-Rez Studios, will be expanding to the United Kingdom in the form of a new studio called Red Beard Games. Red Beard will be located in Brighton, UK and is the first of three planned expansion studios from Hi-Rez. Alongside the new studio’s formation, the eSports arm of Hi-Rez, Skillshot Media, is also based in Brighton. They are partnering with Develop:Brighton, a business conference held in that city, an eSports Insider (ESI) to host  what they are calling and eSports track. The event is intended to encourage further development, like the building of Red Beard Games, in the United Kingdom. Hi-Rez specializes in multiplayer games with eSports aspirations, so an eSports add-on to a convention being hosted in the town their latest studio will be built is a natural extension of the brands activities. Veronique Lallier, General manager of Hi-Rez Studios’ European Publishing Division, spoke with GamesIndustry.biz about the new studio and the upcoming conference. Lallier had kind words for Brighton saying, “It’s a cosmopolitan town that inspires creativity and encourages new ways of thinking, two...