Rampant piracy hasn't stopped Ubisoft from making moves in Montreal, initiating a massive studio expansion that will see 1,000 new jobs created over the next six years. And now Ubisoft, and existing neighbor EA Montreal, will be joined by Eidos. The UK powerhouse has formally announced plans to launch a new game development studio headed by general manager Stéphane D'Astous in Quebec's largest city. "Montreal is the ideal location to open a new studio because of its thriving game development community and favorable economics," said Eidos Commercial Director Bill Ennis, referring to beneficial tax and government incentives.
The new studio is expected to provide an estimated 350 new jobs by 2010.