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Report – Eidos Montreal to create 350 new jobs by 2015

Thursday, 1st September 2011 14:53 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Eidos Montreal is to increase the total number of staff it has on its books by 350 people within three years, Canadian site La Presse Affaires is reporting.

It claims that the studio will create 100 jobs by the end of next year, with the remaining 250 jobs in place by 2015, making the total headcount 680 staff by then. If this were to be the case, it would be the third biggest studio in the city, behind Ubisoft Montreal and EA Montreal.

No date’s been set for the announce, the site said.

Parent company Square Enix had been negotiating a deal as of the start of the year with the Ontario and British Columbia governments over creating a new studio instead according to the report, but picked to remain in Montreal after being consulted on the matter.

Square wouldn’t comment on the deal when asked by La Presse.

Eidos Montreal, founded in 2007, released last week Deus Ex: Human Revolution, with two fellow projects in development: an unannounced new IP and Thief 4, development of which is thought to be ramping up as of April.

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18 Comments

  1. StolenGlory

    In this economic climate, it’s always good to see news of new jobs being created rather than the usual depressing drudgery of studios closing or downsizing themselves into oblivion.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. RandomTiger

    @1 Totally agree, just wish it wasn’t always in Montreal.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    That means Deus Ex 2 is on the way :)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    They should really hire a writer or two while they’re at it.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. hitnrun

    How about by 2012? Deus Ex deserves another sequel or three.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Noodlemanny

    If the story of Human Revolution is anything to go by I’d say they really don’t need to hire any writers… Apart from maybe a few AI script writers. But it wasn’t really all bad, just a little left to be desired.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    If the story of Human Revolution is anything to go by, the first thing they need to do is hire better writers.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    ^^^

    This. Never been born with a story so much until I played this game even Fable series had far better story then this game.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Noodlemanny

    Well I think your wrong… Although I haven’t actually completed it yet but I’m still deeply lost within the world and its story.
    And anyway I’m British and the British sound clever so we know best… *Cough* (Forgetting all that small rioting recently… but then you could defo say that it’s actually not unintelligent at all. Irrelevance)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    Actually, they should fire the ones responsible first, and then get new ones. Really expensive ones.

    Get 20-30 employees worth of writers, and just go cheap on the rest.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Noodlemanny

    @DSB
    I’m not really sure that in the spirit of the news but that probably the point.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @8 Fable being stronger is a bit of a stretch. It’s week, but it’s not that bad.

    @9 Oh, I agree, the world in which the story is framed is amazing, a visual masterpiece and a testament to strong, inspired artistic design.

    The story (and acting), unfortunately, doesn’t have anywhere near the same level of polish and depth as the beautifully rendered world in which its set.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    I liked the story of the first Fable. It was pretty basic, but I thought they pulled it off in a cute way.

    After Fable II and III it’s just a tainted brand.

    @11 Yeah, I’m just not very spiritual when it comes to news.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @12

    I was talking about the original and yes that game had far better story that captured me than Deus Ex:HR. The entire story infact I wouldn’t be surprised if they are using utility writer which do the art and story or also the design and story. They obviously don’t have a knack for writing.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Noodlemanny

    @DSB
    What if the news is that you’ve just been employed at Eidos Montreal for some ridiculous salary.

    … and then you get fired because you made the story poorly.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @15

    What the hell analogy is that? When you get hired for a job and you can’t hack it what do you think the company would do? Keep you out of sympathy?

    Edit: BTW depending on the company they don’t fire anyone if anything they will put them as mission writers to the stuff thats not really relevant to the story and hire someone that actually knows what they are doing. This industry likes to keep those that know about the industry inside it because it beats hiring someone that knows absolutely nothing about the industry.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Noodlemanny

    It wasn’t an analogy it was a joke.
    … Hence the ‘…’
    The part where he gets fired was a side note, an after thought.

    Point was supposed to be would DSB be less down hearted about news if the news was directly good for him/her.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    Ahh I retract my statement then.

    #18 3 years ago

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