THQ’s announced plans to open a development studio in Montreal. The new venture will create 400 jobs in the next five years.
Core games are to be the focus, with the outfit’s first title scheduled for 2013 ship.
“Montreal’s outstanding pool of creative digital media talent and its highly regarded university system makes this the ideal location to support our future product and technology development needs,” said Steve DeCosta, THQ’s core boss.
“Moreover, government support, in the form of reimbursable tax credits and other incentives, enabled Montreal to stand out as the best combination of creative talent and favorable economics of the cities we evaluated for our new studio.”
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