The Square Enix Group announced today plans for further expansion in Montreal with the growth of its Eidos-Montreal studio and the creation of a new second studio, Square Enix Montreal, to open in 2012.
Eidos-Montreal, a studio which was established in 2007, released its first game, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION(TM); to critical acclaim earlier this year.
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, which has to date shipped over 2 million units worldwide, firmly cemented the studio’s credentials in global development and delivered on its promise to produce AAA games.
Eidos-Montreal will now create an additional 100 new jobs, driving work on a third AAA project at the studio, alongside the DEUS EX and THIEF franchises. The studio will also expand its state-of-the-art facilities, including in-house audio recording and motion tracking studios and a mini-theatre.
Plans unveiled today also confirmed the creation of Square Enix Montreal, a new second studio for the Square Enix Group in Montreal, which will open in 2012 and create 150 jobs. Tasked with building AAA games for tomorrow’s audiences, the studio will be led by Lee Singleton, currently general manager of Square Enix London Studios. Singleton brings over 20 years studio management as well as direct development experience to this role.