Printed on March 23, 2021
Amazon Video games has right this moment introduced the opening of a brand new Montreal-based recreation growth studio headed by former members of Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege crew.
That features trade veterans Luc Bouchard (head of manufacturing), Xavier Marquis (inventive director), Alexandre Remy (head of product), and Romain Rimokh (content material director).
The studio’s first venture will likely be an all-new multiplayer IP for which it’s at present hiring new expertise for.
Inventive director Xavier Marquis mentioned in a press release:
“Constructing upon eight years of expertise with Siege, we’re excited to begin with a clean web page and the inventive freedom to create a unique expertise within the multiplayer area.
From our first dialogue, we felt a real reference to the folks at Amazon Video games, their strategy to gaming and the sheer quantity of information, experience and expertise out there there. It’s fairly humbling and we couldn’t be extra excited to begin a studio with them.”
Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Video games, additionally weighed in on right this moment’s announcement:
“Montreal’s wealthy vein of inventive expertise will likely be a invaluable asset as we proceed constructing our growth and publishing groups.
“The extremely expert and skilled crew at our new Montreal studio shares our dedication to creating best-in-class on-line video games, and brings with them a wealth of information and keenness for constructing deep, community-focused multiplayer experiences. I sit up for watching them invent on behalf of consumers as they develop their crew and develop their first venture.”
The brand new Montreal studio is a part of Amazon’s new initiative to increase its online game growth. Elsewhere, the upcoming open-world MMO New World will launch later this yr, whereas there are apparently a number of different unannounced initiatives at present in growth.
Amazon’s AAA online game growth endured a rocky begin after its shooter Crucible was canceled final yr.