Amazon Games has announced the establishment of a new games development studio in Montreal, Canada. The new studio will focus on creating AAA games and is already working on an online multiplayer title based on a new original IP.
The new studio’s founding members include head of production Luc Bouchard, creative director Xavier Marquis, head of product Alexandre Remy, and content director Romain Rimokh. All of these veterans are notable for having been the core development team behind the Ubisoft multiplayer tactical FPS Rainbow Six Siege.
In a statement on the official website, creative director Xavier Marquis said:
“Building upon 8 years of experience with Siege, we are excited to start with a blank page and the creative freedom to create a completely unique experience in the multiplayer space.
From our first discussion, we felt a true connection with the people at Amazon Games, their approach to gaming and the sheer amount of knowledge, expertise and technology available there.
It is quite humbling and we couldn’t be more excited to start a studio with them.”
Amazon Games Montreal is currently hiring to build out its team. A bunch of job positions are available, including Software Developers and Game Artists. For more details and information, you can head on over to their official page here.
Amazon Games was originally founded in 2012 but their biggest project so far was Relentless Studios’ team-based PvP online multiplayer shooter, Crucible, which launched in May 2020. However, less than a year later, it became their biggest blunder as Crucible was officially shut down in November 2020, just months after its initial launch.
Let’s see if the latest endeavours by Amazon Games will finally bear some good fruit or just turn out to be a new Crucible instead.