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The Quebec government has decided to invest $63 million into Batman: Arkham Origins developer WB Games Montreal over the course of five years in the interest of creating 100 new jobs.
The investment news comes from a report from CTV. As part of the five-year deal, $1.5 million has been immediately invested.
Quebec has shown a clear interest in the expansion of its local video game studios. Recently, it was announced that Quebec would be investing of a local Ubisoft developer with the goal of creating 500 jobs within the studio.
WB Games Montreal is a relatively young studio, with only a few games under its belt. To learn more about the studio, check out our video feature on its history below, or by heading here.
[Source: CTV, via GamesIndustry International]
Our TakeThis is good news for WB Games Montreal. The studio hasn't entirely proven itself just yet, having only released the Wii U version of Batman: Arkham City, but its pedigree is strong and the studio has a bright future.
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The Quebec government will invest $1.5 million not $63 million
This is an investment costing over $600,000 per job created. That is a bad payback.
a risky bet. well, at least QC gov't did something
Is this good news, or bad news?
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I can't help but commend Quebec's government for such a smart investment. I feel they'll be getting their money back in spades.
Thats going to be a hit or miss gamble.
Hope it is worth it