Namco Bandai has opened a new Vancouver studio that will focus on mobile and online titles moving forward.
As reported by The Vancouver Sun, the studio will house 30 staff and that Namco Bandai president Hajime Nakatani chose the location due to the high volume of talented developers and artists in the area, as opposed to Toronto and Montreal.
The centre director Richard Smith added, “One of the things that is attractive about Canada, I think, is the people are just as skilled and they are less likely to jump ship and disappear like in San Francisco or LA, and, importantly for Bandai, it can be a team of North Americans that can help them design games that North Americans want to play.”
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