Today Square Enix announced via press release that Crystal Dynamics has moved into a new facility last week. The new studio includes “state of the art” features and “cutting edge technology” to support upcoming projects.
The press release explains that in addition to fine-tuning the environment to ensure the best work quality, the new studio comes with more offices and team conference rooms, and a dedicated “dailies” review room outfitted with the best available gear.
Co-Studio Head Scot Amos explained the move in a comment, describing the equipment of the new studio, including six audio rooms, a photogrammetry capture space and a motion capture stage:
“After months of planning, building, and some very late nights for the construction crew, we’ve just moved into our glorious new state-of-the-art studio! We have some great new amenities, from hydraulic desks for everyone to adjust as they like, to black-out shades and light absorption paint for those darkness-loving developers.
“We’ve expanded to six fully equipped sound proof audio rooms too. With the growth of our team, we’ve also increased our studio meeting area and naturally outfitted it with tons of next-gen 4K screens, as well as dedicated console and PC gaming stations next to the huge new kitchen. Lastly, we’ve added two specialty rooms for optimal development efficiency: a photogrammetry capture space and our very own, on-site, fully equipped Motion Capture stage!””
The other Co-Studio Head Ron Rosenberg also added his own take on the move, mentioning that a building that is nearly twice the size will make room for many developers that will be hired over the upcoming year.
“The new studio will help Crystal Dynamics take our work to the next level. Crystal Dynamics’ new studio is nearly double the size in order to make room for all the new positions we’re hiring over the next year.”
To celebrate, Square Enix also released a trailer, celebrating the releases and achievements in Tomb Raider’s anniversary year.
Currently, Crystal Dynamics is at work on a game dedicated to The Avengers IP, in collaboration with Eidos Montréal.