Is Montreal the new epicenter for video game development? It certainly seems that way with THQ announcing they’re joining the ranks of Ubisoft, EA, Eidos, Funcom and Activision to open a base in the Canadian province of Quebec. So, uh, what’s so awesome about Canada that developing and publishing housing are clamoring to open their studios there? Could it be the beautiful natural landscape, the Canadian version of the French language or the state’s government, known for offering generous tax break to multimedia companies? They’re all compelling reasons, really.
With both government support and corporate backing, THQ Montreal is set to open and offer up to 400 sustainable jobs. In this current economy, who doesn’t like the sound of that? Danny Bilson, THQ Executive Vice President, THQ Core Games, offers his full support:
“We expect to ramp up the studio over the next several years, with our first titles targeted for release in fiscal 2013.”
First titles shipping out in 2013? 400 job positions? Sounds like an awesome idea. Interested applicants should email email@example.com. Just be prepared to fight off hordes of rabid, job-hungry developers.