Eidos Montreal

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Eidos Montreal
Type Subsidiary of Square Enix
Industry Computer and video games
Founded 2007
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Products Deus Ex series
Thief series
Employees 500
Parent Eidos Interactive (2007–2009)
Square Enix (2009–present)
Website eidosmontreal.com

Eidos Montreal is a Canadian video game development studio owned by Square Enix Europe, a subsidiary of Square Enix. The studio was founded by Eidos Interactive in 2007 with Stéphane D'Astous appointed studio manager.[1] According to D'Astous, unlike other video game development studios Eidos Montreal's development cycle is characterized by smaller teams (totaling 350 ) working over a longer period.[2] The same year as its founding, the studio announced its first project: the third installment of the Deus Ex series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which was released in 2011.[3] In 2009 the studio announced its second project, the fourth installment of the Thief series.[4] On 4 March 2014 Square Enix announced that 27 employees were laid off from Eidos Montreal.[5]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
And iOS Mac PS3 PS4 Wii U Win X360 XONE
2011 Deus Ex: Human Revolution No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
2013 Tomb Raider (multiplayer) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
2013 Deus Ex: The Fall Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No
2014 Thief No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
2015 Deus Ex: Universe TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Yes TBA TBA
2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes

Management[edit]

General manager Stéphane D'Astous resigned[6] from Eidos Montreal on 19 July 2013, citing irreconcilable differences with parent company Square Enix Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ French, Michael (2007-11-26). "Eidos Montreal officially opens". Develop. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Q&A: Stephane D'Astous, Eidos Montreal". Develop. 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  3. ^ Mann, Justin (2007-11-26). "Deus Ex 3 rumors confirmed". TechSpot. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  4. ^ Crecente, Brian (2009-05-11). "Thief 4: It’s Official". Kotaku. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  5. ^ Schreier, Jason (4 March 2014). "Big Layoffs At Thief Developer Eidos Montreal". Kotaku. Gawker Media. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/23/4549044/eidos-montreal-general-manager-resigns