Rockstar moves development studio to Toronto

Rockstar Games is expanding its development capabilities in Toronto and has opened a new facility in Oakville, Ontario for the Rockstar Toronto team, the developer’s announced. As part of the expansion plan, Max Payne 3 developer Rockstar Vancouver will be dissolved.

Financial details were not disclosed, but we do know it’s being supported by the Ontario government. The 35-person Vancouver development team will be offered positions at the Toronto studio and will begin moving to the new facility over the next six months.

Rockstar Toronto has worked on several critically acclaimed Rockstar Games titles, including the recently released Max Payne 3, as well as The Warriors and Grand Theft Auto series. Rockstar Vancouver has worked on Bully and Max Payne 3.

Jennifer Kolbe, Vice President of Publishing and Operations for Rockstar Games says, “expanding Rockstar Toronto and bringing our Canadian development talent together under one roof underscores our commitment to building world-class teams that can make the kind of groundbreaking entertainment experiences Rockstar Games is known for.”

She also adds, “a single Canadian team will make for a powerful creative force on future projects. We plan to add more than 50 new positions to our combined Canadian team, and are pleased to be entering into this strategic partnership with the Ontario government.”

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