The city of Montreal has been very, very good to Square Enix. The publisher’s Montreal-based development team, Eidos Montreal, recently shipped the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution. And as they continue work on Thief 4, the team has announced they’re adding 100 jobs and starting development on a new “AAA project.”
But it looks like Montreal is in line for even more Square Enix love as the company has confirmed a second studio based in the city will open its doors next year. This team, known as Square Enix Montreal, will employ 150 people as they seek to create another entry in the Hitman series. This title will be in addition to Hitman: Absolution, which franchise creator IO Interactive has lined up for a 2012 release.
“Montreal is a vibrant center of game creators with industry-leading talent, and one of the most important bases of our global network of game development within the Square Enix Group,” said Yoichi Wada, President and Chief Executive Officer of Square Enix.