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Amazon Games establishes new Montreal studio, hires Rainbow Six Siege alumni

March 23, 2021 2 min read

There one more gaming studio in Montreal this morning, as Amazon Games has announced the founding of Amazon Games Montreal, which will look to design and develop original AAA titles. The new studio joins Amazon's previously established developers in San Diego, Seattle, and Orange County.

The founding members of Amazon Games Montreal include head of production Luc Bouchard, head of product Alexandre Remy, creative director Xavier Marquis, and content director Romain Rimokh, all of whom were key members in the development of Ubisoft's hugely popular multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six Siege. While Amazon Games Montreal is currently hiring, the core team has already begun work on a brand new multiplayer IP.

"Building upon 8 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," said Marquis in a press release. "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 also spoke of its excitement regarding the new studio. "Montreal’s rich vein of creative talent will be a valuable asset as we continue building our development and publishing teams," said Amazon Games VP Christophe Hartmann. "The highly skilled and experienced team at our new Montreal studio shares our commitment to creating best-in-class online games, and brings with them a wealth of knowledge and passion for building deep, community-focused multiplayer experiences. I look forward to watching them invent on behalf of customers as they grow their team and develop their first project."

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