Triple-A publishers EA are investing in Montreal, Quebec, Canada’s fastest-growing videogames hub. There are already a range of indie studios in Quebec, and there’s also a studio from both Warner Bros and Ubisoft. EA have been in Montreal since 2004.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda was born in Quebec, the Frostbite tech team is embedded there, and so are Motive Studios – it seems EA are doubling down on their presence. As GIBiz report, the Quebec government announced yesterday that EA are committed to creating 500 new jobs over the next ten years.
As well as job creation, EA “intends to help structure the industry, in particular by designing infrastructure that can be shared with the video game community”, according to the government. These investments will land at around $500 million.
“We offer Electronic Arts a stable, predictable, competitive fiscal framework enabling the company to move forward with this substantial expansion,” Quebec Minister of Finance Carlos Leitão said. “This favourable environment led to the positioning of Quebec as a leader in the video game industry and as an internationally recognised centre of excellence.”