Horizon Zero Dawn success leads to big new office and expansion for Guerrilla

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 19 July 2018 22:53 GMT

Guerrilla Games is expanding, and with expansion comes the need for a larger office space.

In early 2019, Guerrilla Games will move into a new five-floor office located in the former Telegraaf building on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam.

The building is currently under renovation, and the five floors Guerrilla will lease are 7,300 square meters (78,576.55 square feet) of total space.

“I’ve been looking for room for growth for three or four years,” Guerrilla Games CEO Hermen Hulst told Het Parool. “That’s hardly possible in Amsterdam, which will be the base for Guerrilla.”

“For ten years we do not have to worry about our accommodation anymore.”

Hulst went on to say the new office will turned “into a palace,” filed with statues of Guerrilla game characters, and a communal space will take up the topmost floor (thanks, Push Square).

Five floors will definitely provide plenty of room for the current 250 current staffers – and the 400 employees the studio is looking to hire.

“After Horizon Zero Dawn, we are accelerating, the best talents are coming to us, and last month we have already hired nine new people,” said Hulst.

“But we also needed more space for our sound and motion tracking studios. We have worked on Horizon for 6.5 years, which is exceptional, [but] we want to release games in the two or three years, both new titles and games based on existing titles.”

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