Deus Ex: Human Revolution Developer Eidos Montreal Rewarded With a Bigger Studio
Square-Enix is a smart company. They published Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Eidos Montreal and so far, it sounds like the returns have been very good. As a reward for their success, Square-Enix has plans to double the size of the studio. The Montreal Gazette reports that Square-Enix is increasing the studio from its current size of 330 employees to 680 employees following the release. Square-Enix expects to hire 100 more employees by the end of next year, with the additional 250 being hired by 2015.
It is always good to see a studio rewarded for a job done well, and Eidos Montreal certainly surpassed all expectations by making a great game in Human Revolution. Getting an additional 350 staff members might mean that the next game they work on (hopefully another Deus Ex title) will not have any cut content. All things considered, it is really cool to see a studio get so openly rewarded for their triumphs.