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Novaquark Opens New Studio In Montreal; Headed By Former Eidos-Montreal Exec

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2019 @ 8:34 a.m. PST

Dual Universe developer Novaquark announces the creation of a new office in Montreal, Canada, as well as the hiring of founder and former head of Eidos-Montreal, Stéphane D’Astous, as General Manager.

The goal of this new studio is to ramp up development on the gameplay of the ambitious civilization building MMO, Dual Universe.

Stéphane D’Astous led the foundations of Eidos-Montreal and of Square Enix-Montreal studios creating more than 500 jobs, which developed critically acclaimed titles such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Tomb Raider and Thief. Stéphane was also the former Director of Operation at Ubisoft-Montreal and actively contributed to its early growth.

«It's a true honor to join the Novaquark team and open a world-class studio in Montréal. Working with a visionary genius like Jean-Christophe is a rare opportunity that I could not refuse. The game on which we will be working on, Dual Universe, is an immensely ambitious game that will change the way we experience and play video games. No other gaming studio in Montreal is working on this type of game, it’s a great addition to our city. »

The creation of the Montreal office will complement and reinforce the growing team based in Paris, France, in developing the core feature of the startup’s ambitious MMO, Dual Universe, set to be released in 2020. The new studio in Montreal plans to recruit a team of up to 50 people, focused on the game’s production. An open invitation to see a live-demo of the game in Montreal is scheduled for this March 5th.

Several positions are immediately available in Montreal and defined on the company’s website.

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