E-commerce giant Amazon is once again demonstrating its commitment to the video game industry. After launching in beta sound service de cloud gaming Amazon Luna, the company has just announced the arrival of a new video game studio in Canada, in the city of Montreal.
After the creation of a studio in Seattle in Washington State and two others in California (Orange County and San Diego), Amazon Games decided to implement its new video game studio in the city of Montreal in Quebec. In a statement, Christoph Hartmann, vice president of Amazon Games, underlines that “thehe richness of Montreal’s creativity will be a valuable asset for our development and publishing teams. ».
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In order to specify the type of AAA game on which the studio ofAmazon Games will work in Canada, Hartmann specifies that the Montreal team will bring ” his expertise in online games as well as a passion for creating multiplayer experiences community centric “. To satisfy this multiplayer project, Amazon has notably recruited several ” industry veterans »Having worked together on the shooting video game Rainbow Six Sieges (Ubisoft) such as Luc Bouchard, Xavier Marquis, Alexandre Remy or Romain Rimokh.
Xavier Marquis, Creative Director of the new Amazon Games studio in Montreal explains: “With 8 years of experience with Siege, we are delighted to start from a blank page and to have the freedom to create a totally unique experience in the world. multiplayer space. From our first discussions, we were sensitive to their long-term strategic vision, as well as the extent of their technical expertise. It’s a pleasure to be able to collaborate with Amazon Games and we couldn’t be more excited to create a studio together ”.
Many projects are in preparation at Amazon Games
Among other projects in development, Amazon Games recalls being working on an MMO called New World scheduled for August 2021. Several other games not announced for the moment are also in preparation internally according to the company. , but also externally, including a title developed by the South Korean studio Smilgate RPG.
For information, Amazon recently suffered a failure by canceling the development of its first game. Crucible last October, just a few months after its launch.