Copyright 2007 Eidos plc Press Release

[ February 15th 2007 ]

Eidos 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 next-generation projects.

"This 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 Director, Eidos.

"We are 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.

Eidos 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 development team.

"I'm 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.

In the 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 Studios.

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