Warner Announces New Montreal Game Development Studio
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the planned opening of a development studio in Montreal that by the end of 2015 will employ 300 people.
According to the company, the studio will house various departments, including high-end interactive gaming product development, digital and cinematographic animation, quality assurance of products developed by the Montréal studio, as well as the adaptation and translation of its products into various languages.
Martin Tremblay, the former president of Ubisoft and current president of Warner Interactive, commented, “Quebec's tax credits and other incentives made Montreal the right location for our studio at this time. Montreal, with its wealth of talent and highly affordable operating costs, is a wonderful place to continue to expand our growth in gaming."
Québec Premier Jean Charest noted, "We are proud that Warner Bros. has chosen Québec. We have done a lot of work to position Quebec as an essential place to invest that is competitive, and possesses an exceptional and highly qualified workforce. Warner Bros. has acknowledged this and we are very excited to welcome them.”
The Premier also announced a $7.5 million non-refundable contribution from Investissement Québec for the creation of the studio.