Monday, March 22nd, 2010 Posted by CG Channel Administration

Warner Bros to open game studio in Montreal

In a press conference today, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has announced that it will open a game studio in Montreal. According to news issued by the Montreal Gazette:

The Burbank, California-based company makes video games such as The Lord of the Rings, Aragorn’s Quest. It will be setting up a studio in a locale to be announced in the coming weeks. The company said the quality of talent being trained in the city’s universities and the tax benefits of coming to Quebec were among the main reasons the company chose to locate here. The studio will employ 300 people by 2015, according to a prepared statement by Warner Bros.

The Quebec government is also giving the company a $7.5 million grant through Investissement Quebec.

There are about 12,500 people employed in about 600 companies working in multimedia in Quebec.

Screen shot from Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest

Screen shot from Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest

Montreal Gazette – Warner Bros opens video game studio in Montreal