The lights are on
Rockstar Games said today it opened a new studio in Oakville, Ontario for the Rockstar Toronto team. The studio expansion is being supported by the Ontario government, though financial details were not disclosed.
Additionally, over the next six months, the company will be closing its studio in Vancouver and offering the 35 team members there an opportunity to work at Toronto or other Rockstar studios.
"Expanding Rockstar Toronto and bringing our Canadian development talent together under one roof underscores our commitment to building world-class teams that can make the kind of groundbreaking entertainment experiences Rockstar Games is known for," said VP of publishing Jennifer Kolbe.
“We believe a single Canadian team will make for a powerful creative force on future projects. We plan to add more than 50 new positions to our combined Canadian team, and are pleased to be entering into this strategic partnership with the Ontario government."
Rockstar Toronto has worked on several titles, including Max Payne 3, The Warriors, and the Grand Theft Auto series. Rockstar Vancouver has worked on Bully and Max Payne 3.
So Vancouver's team is moving or leaving and Toronto got bigger. Got it.
As long as the team in Vancouver still have jobs it seems all right.
Oh, Canadaaaaa.... WHY IS YOUR ANTHEM STUCK IN MY HEAD??
That's cool how they're offering the Vancouver members to work at the new studio or any other studio they have.
Even Canadians need Rockstar!
At least they are offering the Vancouver team jobs at other Rockstar studios.
At least no one lost their job. Good ol' Rockstar, can't wait to see what awesome game they bring us next year. Hopefully a new GTA and maybe even a Midnight Club.
Ah man, I'll miss the Vancouver logo portion... Well, anybody from Rockstar is well qualified enough- cheers Toronto.
Cool, i live literally two minutes from oakville, so i'll have to check it out...
Im pretty sure they are moving because they want to get a bigger.
Nice of them to offer relocation rather than the cold boot.
Nice of them to provide new employment