Studio founded in 1997 and based in Paris near Porte de Montreuil for a long time, Quantic Dream announces today the opening of a brand new studio in Canada, in Montreal, undoubtedly one of the most popular cities when it’s about creation in the video game. The idea for the directors of Quantic Dream is to be able to carry out several projects in parallel, with a certain diversity that was probably lacking in French society until now. It is Stéphane D’Astous, formerly at the head of Eidos Montreal and founder of Square Enix Montreal, who was appointed general manager of Quantic Dream Montreal. Yohan Cazaux, previously responsible for the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game design project, joins him as gameplay director for new Quantic Dream projects under development. Guillaume de Fondaumière, Deputy CEO of Quantic Dream, also endorses the presidency of Quantic Dream Montreal and explains that “the opening of Quantic Dream Montreal is an important step in our development”, and that in fact a major recruitment program for 2021 is under way at Quantic Dream, whatever the fields. in all disciplines.
The city of Montreal is also investing in the expansion of Quantic Dream through Montreal International and Investissement Québec International, which proves how video games are an important sector for the region and the country in general, with usually a lot of financial aid that cannot be found in France. It is also recalled that the acquisition of a stake by NetEase in the capital of Quantic Dream (up to 100 million euros) allows the French studio to review its ambitions upwards. We obviously can’t wait to see the contours of these new projects to come. An announcement soon Mr David Cage?