Search and computer software giant Google is opening its 1st games studio in Montréal, Canada.
In a weblog post, VP and head of the company’s 1st-celebration improvement residence Stadia Games and Entertainment Jade Raymond revealed that Google’s debut studio would be in the Canadian city. This is probably due to the region’s tax relief for game developers which as attracted corporations like Square Enix, Warner Bros, Eidos and – yes – Raymond’s former employer Ubisoft – to the area.
“I was also fortunate to reside in Montréal, a city with an remarkable gaming legacy, obtaining launched dozens of studios, thousands of careers, and numerous amazing games,” she wrote.
“Nowadays I’m thrilled to announce our contribution to that heritage, with the creation of Google’s really 1st original games studio in Montréal.
“Stadia Games and Entertainment’s studio will make exclusive, original content material across a diverse portfolio of games in all your favourite genres. Stadia is made to be one particular location for all the methods folks play games—and Montréal is exactly where we’re going to begin developing them.
“Just as Stadia intends to alter the way games are accessed and knowledgeable by players, we want to alter the way games are created. That begins with our culture. Stadia is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace these diverse perspectives will shape the games we produce with each other. We’re committed to developing an atmosphere that will empower the developers who perform at Stadia to produce new, exclusive gaming experiences.”
That Google is only just opening a 1st-celebration studio is somewhat regarding, offered that its Stadia cloud platform is set to launch in much less than a month. In an interview not too long ago, Raymond stated it will be some time just before we see any Google-made titles coming to Stadia and that it is focusing on external projects for now.