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Focus Home opening new Deck13 studio in Montréal

Focus Home opening new Deck13 studio in Montréal

French publisher Focus Home Interactive is setting up a new studio for its Deck13 subsidiary in Canada.

The company says that the German Lords of the Fallen and Surge series maker will be opening a new office in Montréal following its acquisition of Deck13 back in June 2020.

At the moment there's no indication when this new studio will be opening, or how many people it will be employing.

"Montréal is a great breeding ground for creative talent and a catalyst for technological innovation,” said Deck13 MD Mathias Reichert.

“Opening a subsidiary in Canada is a logical continuation in the history and internal development of our studio. Deck13 Studio Montréal will allow us to strengthen our knowledge and integrate new visions, cultures and know-how that will undoubtedly take the studio to the next level.”

Focus Home chair Christophe Nobileau added: "The creation of a Focus Home Interactive Group studio in Canada is a key step in our desire to develop the Focus brand while supporting our studios and partners in their growth and ambitions. We are delighted that this step has been taken via the Deck13 studio, a historical partner and now an integral part of our ambitious project. This subsidiary is the symbol of our desire to integrate new talents and skills, and demonstrates our exacting standards and our determination to always seek quality and innovation that will allow us to offer unique gaming experiences to players."

Montréal has long been a favourite destination for game developers, largely due to its generous tax breaks. Most famously Ubisoft has set up shop in the city, alongside Warner Bros, Square Enix and Eidos.

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