Developer and publisher Bethesda Softworks is coming off a big year for the company following its first-ever E3 press conference and the hugely-successful debut of Fallout 4 last month, and now it seems the studio is expanding even further with a new Montreal-based studio on the horizon.
Bethesda announced in a press release that the company will be adding a brand new studio opening in Montreal, Quebec that will seek to “expand its development capabilities in console, PC, and mobile gaming.”
The new studio, called Bethesda Game Studios Montreal, already has over 40 developers currently employed to begin work on new titles, while the company is also hiring to expand its Montreal and Maryland-based studios with new positions.
Specifically, Bethesda game director and executive producer Todd Howard mentioned in a statement that “we’ve worked with some very talented developers in Montreal for a long time, and decided it was time to open a studio there, with Howard also adding “it’s exciting to think about the new games we’ll be building together.”
Industry veteran Yves Lachance has also been announced as the Studio Director for Bethesda Game Studios Montreal, with Lachance also providing a statement on the studio’s opening by detailing “our collaboration with Bethesda Game Studios has been an exhilarating and memorable journey already,” with Lachance adding “we are thrilled to be launching the studio in Montreal and contributing our city’s great game-making talent to the kind of games that Bethesda Game Studios is known for.”