Japanese gaming giant Square Enix are expanding their Montreal-based studios it's been officially confirmed by the company in the latest announcement. More than 100 people will be hired to fill the Eidos and Square Enix Montreal offices.
Eidos Montreal, the studio behind the most recent Deus Ex games and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Square Enix Montreal, the developers of the mobile Go series such as Lara Croft Go and Hitman Go will be expanded by 100 new jobs it's been confirmed by Japanese gaming giant Square Enix.
"Square Enix Limited announces the creation of more than 100 game development jobs in 2019 in its Montreal-based studios, Eidos-Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal," it's written in the official announcement.
At the moment, the two Montreal-based studios count nearly 700 employees, meaning that the Canadian workforce represents the group's largest development studios outside of the company's home country Japan.
Square Enix say that for the last decade, they have massively invested in Quebec and are still dedicated to continuing the investment in the upcoming years, hence the studio expansion.
Also, in addition to the opening of new job positions, the company will finance the expansion of the offices, which will be larger by 10,000 square feet to accommodate the new devs. Square Enix will also renovate and equip the new studio with "cutting-edge technologies" such as motion capture, photogrammetry studios, a user research laboratory and a mixing and voice recording studio.
What could this mean for the games from Square Enix's rich catalogue remains to be seen, but judging by the scope of the expansion, with more than 100 new jobs and fancy equipment, it looks like the publisher aim to reach new heights with their next game.
Eidos Montreal is currently working on an Avengers game in cooperation with Marvel but the information on this one is pretty scarce. Square Enix Montreal, on the other hand, are focused on "high-end, high-quality pristine" free to play mobile games but officially, there's nothing in the works at the moment.