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Insurgency Developer New World Interactive Opens New Studio ‘New World East’ in Montréal

Montréal, November 10, 2020 — 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 Open a new window, slated for early 2021.


Illustration of the New World East studio in Montreal


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 our 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 games 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 centers. 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 Quebec. " — Nadine Gelly, Executive Director of La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec


The job offers are already live on the studio’s website Open a new window.


About New World Interactive 


New World Interactive Open a new windowwas originally founded in 2010 by members of the team behind the award-winning Half-Life 2 modification , Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat Open a new window. The studio achieved commercial success with the standalone title Insurgency in 2014, World War II shooter Day of Infamy Open a new windowin 2016 and Insurgency Sandstorm Open a new windowin 2018. Combined the two franchises have sold over 10 Million units worldwide on PC.


About Embracer Group


Embracer Group Open a new windowis 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.


About Montréal International


Montréal International Open a new windowis a non-profit organization funded by the private sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and the City of Montréal. Its mandate is to attract and retain foreign investment (companies and startups), international organizations, skilled workers and international students to Greater Montréal by providing support services tailored to their needs.


About Investissement Québec


Investissement Québec’s mission is to play an active role in Québec’s economic development by spurring business innovation, entrepreneurship and business acquisitions, as well as growth in investment and exports. Operating in all the province’s administrative regions, the Corporation supports the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes with investments and customized financial solutions. It also assists businesses by providing consulting services and other support measures, including technological assistance available from its CRIQ business unit. In addition, through Investissement Québec International, the Corporation also prospects for foreign investment and assists businesses with export activities.

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