THQ Announces New Montreal Development Studio

THQ, Inc. announced that it has chosen Montreal, Quebec as the location for its newest video game development and production studio.

Dave Gatchel, who previously managed THQ's Paradigm Entertainment, has been announced as the studio's general manager. Though a final location in Montreal is still being debated, the new facility will open up in early 2010, and is expected to deliver its first titles in "fiscal 2013," a period that spans April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.

THQ eventually expects the new location to become the "largest facility in its global studio system." Thanks to an agreement the company struck with Quebec's government, THQ's newest studio projects it will create more than 400 sustainable jobs over the next five years, in areas such as "design, engineering, art, content and technology development, [and] quality assurance and localization." This would effectively increase the company's global presence of more than 1,200 employees by more than a third.

Interested (and qualified) job seekers can send their resumes to THQ Montreal at: Montrealcareers@thq.com.

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