Rockstar Opens New Toronto Studio, Closing Vancouver

by Jim Reilly on Jul 09, 2012 at 01:19 PM

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.