New World Interactive, the award-winning developer of the multi-million selling Insurgency video game franchise, announces the opening of a new development studio “New World East” in Montréal, Canada. The move comes in anticipation of sustained company growth after the acquisition by Embracer Group and the upcoming console launch of Insurgency: Sandstorm slated for early 2021.
New World East will provide ongoing, post-release support for Insurgency: Sandstorm as well as provide crucial development support for an unannounced future title. In order to meet the company’s ambitions, up to 50 jobs will be created in the next two years.
“With the recent acquisition by Embracer Group, New World Interactive is proud to announce that we are growing our Canadian footprint and opening our second Canadian studio in Montréal. Given Montréal’s exceptional game developer talent pool, we’re convinced recruiting a team here will bring more ambition and diversity to NWI’s creations.”Keith Warner, CEO New World Interactive
Greater Montréal is recognized as one of the five largest video game production centres in the world. The metropolitan region can also count on more than 15,000 video game professionals.
“Montréal has an amazing gaming legacy, having launched dozens of studios, thousands of careers, and countless incredible games. I’m thrilled to announce our contribution to that heritage, with the creation of Embracer’s very first studio in Montréal.”Matthew Karch, CEO Saber Interactive Inc., Embracer Group Board Member
“Montréal is a global leader in video game production and we’re excited to welcome New World East to this ecosystem. With more than 200 studios and a world-renowned expertise in this sector, Montréal is the place to be for innovative video game companies.”Stéphane Paquet, President and CEO, Montréal International
“We are proud to welcome Keith Warner’s team and the opening of their second studio in Canada. In addition to reinforcing this highly strategic industry’s ecosystem and raising Montréal’s profile beyond our borders, the company’s announcement confirms that the appeal of locating and investing here is as strong as ever for top names in the video game industry. We are confident that New World’s successes in Québec are just beginning.”Hubert Bolduc, President of Investissement Québec International
“Québec is positioned among the world’s major video game production centres. We owe it all to the vision of the international leaders who have settled here and to the complete ecosystem we’ve been building for over 20 years! As the world’s largest industry association, La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec would like to highlight everyone’s contribution to an industry that is the pride of Québec. ”Nadine Gelly, Executive Director of La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec
The job offers are already live on the studio’s website
About New World Interactive
New World Interactive was originally founded in 2010 by members of the team behind the award-winning Half-Life 2 modification ‘Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat’. The studio achieved commercial success with the standalone title ‘Insurgency’ in 2014, World War II shooter ‘Day of Infamy’ in 2016 and Insurgency Sandstorm in 2018. Combined the two franchises have sold over 10 Million units worldwide on PC.
About Embracer Group
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its six operative groups: THQ Nordic GmbH, Koch Media GmbH/Deep Silver, Coffee Stain AB, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive and DECA Games. The Group has 44 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 4,000 employees and contracted employers in more than 40 countries.