EIDOS OPENS NEW
STUDIO IN MONTREAL
Copyright 2007 Eidos plc Press Release
[ February 15th 2007 ]
Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers
and developers of entertainment software, today
announced an initiative to create a new development
studio in Montreal, Québec to work on new undisclosed
is a really exciting time for Eidos, we are actively
looking for opportunities to further our drive
to become a major force in global videogames publishing.
Montreal is the ideal location to open a new studio
because of its thriving game development community
and favourable economics," said Bill Ennis, Commercial
very happy to welcome Eidos, the largest video
games publisher in the United Kingdom to Québec.
Our talented workers, competitive operating costs
and the support of our government have enabled
Québec to become the sector leader in Canada and
attract industry's major players, like Eidos,"
said Raymond Bachand, the Québec Minister of Economic
Development, Innovation and Export Trade.
has recruited Stéphane D'Astous as General Manager
of Eidos Montréal. D'Astous will be responsible
for setting up the new studio and recruiting the
really delighted to be joining Eidos who deserve
their worldwide recognition for some fantastic
games. I look forward to establishing a brand
new studio that will continue this legacy and
develop AAA, next-generation titles that will
demonstrate once again the expertise and knowledge
we have in Montreal," said Stéphane D'Astous,
General Manager, Eidos Montréal.
past year, Eidos has established two new studios
in Eidos Sweden and Eidos Studios Hungary - who
have just completed the development of Battlestations:
Midway which is currently No.1 in the UK charts
- to add to the internal studios; Crystal Dynamics,
IO Interactive, Pivotal Games and Beautiful Game