Amazon Games, formerly known as Amazon Game Studios, today announced it has opened a new game development studio in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal studio, which joins Amazon Games development studios in Seattle, Orange County, and San Diego, will focus on creating original AAA games. Amazon Games is actively hiring to build out the talented team, with a variety of roles opening.
The studio’s founding members include industry veterans Luc Bouchard (head of production), Xavier Marquis (creative director), Alexandre Remy (head of product), and Romain Rimokh (content director), who most recently worked as the core team behind the tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege, which now has more than 70 million players since its launch. The studio’s first project will be an online multiplayer title based on new IP.
Despite tons of mismanagement and having a boss who is totally new to the games development industry, it seems that Amazon at least is willing to continue funding and building their games business as compared to Google, who essentially ditched games development after less than 2 years. For this, despite all the botched launches, Amazon Games has really gotten some of my respect for them back.