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Avalanche to open new studio in New York

Wednesday, 15th June 2011 15:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Avalanche Studios has announced plans to open a new studio in New York this autumn.

The studio will be headed up by ex-Atari and Activision veteran David Grijns, with the US team to focus on development on a “large-scale, online-enabled original IP for next-generation consoles, handhelds and PC.”

The first project, AAA focused, is being aimed for a 2014 release. Development will be headed up by ex-Mindspark creative director Roland Lesterlin.

At least 50 people will employed within its first two years. Interviews will begin with Avalanche’s management and HR teams in Manhattan at the end of the month.

“While most developers and publishers are focused on expanding (or contracting) their operations in over-crowded industry centers such as Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle, New York provides us with a diverse talent pool from which to create our next big console title,” said Avalanche founder Christofer Sundberg.

“It doesn’t hurt that it also happens to be the greatest city on earth.”

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  1. gribb85

    Hopefully some ex-Choas guys can get a look in.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    ”next-generation consoles, handhelds and PC.”
    NOW we don’t know is it for Wii-U/Vita or Xbox720/ps4 or just old ps3/xbpx360 :P
    But 2014 is Far away

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Hunam

    Yeah, people should be banned from this point on from calling 360/PS3 next generation consoles. Because they’re old hat now.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. IL DUCE

    Yeah well obv 360/ps3 is current gen consoles so there’s nothing next gen about them, and with the latest I’ve seen analysts predicting the next x box at 2014 I doubt when they say next gen it means the current consoles especially since the first “next gen” console is coming out next summer in the form of the WiiU…

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DaMan

    Avalanche? Make Just Cause 3 with online multiplayer.

    #5 3 years ago