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Amazon Games Montreal Studio Established with Former Rainbow Six Siege Devs

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Amazon Games is opening yet another studio to focus on original game development, this time in Montreal, Canada. The studio will create an online AAA multiplayer title based on a new IP. Founding members include the core team responsible for creating Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege, with Luc Bouchard serving as head of production, Xavier Marquis as creative director, Alexandre Remy as head of product, and Romain Rimokh as content director.

“Building upon eight years of experience with Siege, we are excited to start with a blank page and the creative freedom to create a completely unique experience in the multiplayer space,” Marquis said. “From our first discussion, we felt a true connection with the people at Amazon Games, their approach to gaming and the sheer amount of knowledge, expertise, and technology available there. It is quite humbling and we couldn’t be more excited to start a studio with them.”

Amazon Games added that the Montreal studio is hiring for a variety of roles. It’s safest not to expect to hear anything about this new multiplayer experience for quite some time.

The Montreal location marks the fourth studio created under the Amazon Games umbrella, joining the Seattle, Orange County, and San Diego locations. Though Amazon has been busy creating new studios and launching its cloud gaming service, Luna, the company’s foray into the games space hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing so far. Its free-to-play shooter, Crucible, released last year but was canceled only five months after launch.

Amazon Games’ next title, an MMO called New World, has been delayed a few times now and is currently scheduled to release this August.

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