To say the least, the world of video games is not in a recession. Like this very fresh news that comes straight from the giant Amazon which announces that its subsidiary specializing in the development of video games will settle in Montreal.
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This Amazon Game Studios (AGS) subsidiary, which already has studios in Seattle, Orange County and San Diego in the United States, adds Montreal, where high-end AAA games will be developed.
AGS Vice-President Christoph Hartmann is full of praise for our talents: “The richness of Montreal creativity will be a valuable asset for our development and publishing teams. The team at our new studio, highly skilled and experienced, reflects our ambition to recruit the best talent to create the best games possible. The Montreal team brings us its expertise in online games as well as a passion for creating community-based multiplayer experiences. I can’t wait to see this team get involved with our clients, to see it grow and develop its first project ”.
Positions to fill
Among the studio’s founding members are industry veterans with Luc Bouchard (production director), Xavier Marquis (creative director), Alexandre Rémy (product director) and Romain Rimokh (content director). They recently worked together on the direction of the shooting game Rainbow Six Siege, which now has more than 70 million players. The studio’s first project will be an online multiplayer game based on new intellectual property.
Amazon Games is actively recruiting to strengthen the team across many disciplines, and the main vacancies at the Montreal studio are as software developers and game artists. For those interested, Amazon Games is recruiting and several positions are open.
Video games, the first form of global entertainment
Access to computers, Internet and cellular communications has fostered the enormous growth of communities of gamers, broadcasters, viewers, enthusiasts and game developers of all sizes. According to AGS, video games are set to become the number one form of entertainment on the planet.
Among the upcoming projects, developed internally by AGS, we can mention the MMO New World, which will be released in August 2021, and several other games that have yet to be announced and are in development. Amazon Games also publishes externally developed games, including an upcoming title developed by Smilegate RPG.