Hi-Rez, the creators of SMITE has announced a new European studio which has opened in Brighton UK to better expand the company’s reach and serve the growing player-base in that region. The team has also announced that SMITE has reached 14-million users.

“Fueled by the continued rapid growth of SMITE, our European community has expanded tremendously over the past year,” said Todd Harris, COO of Hi-Rez Studios.  “Hi-Rez prides itself in being a highly community-oriented company, and this move will allow us to much better serve our European players, across SMITE as well as our other games.”

The new office will mostly handle community work and marketing for the European region as the main US office in Atlanta will still control development.