Warner Bros. Games Montréal

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Warner Bros. Games Montréal
Type Subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Industry Interactive entertainment
Computer and video games
Founded 2010
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people Martin Tremblay, Martin Carrier, Reid Schneider
Products Batman: Arkham Origins
Owners Time Warner
Parent Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Website http://wbgamesmontreal.com/

Warner Bros. Games Montréal is a Canadian video game developer based in Montreal, Quebec. The studio's titles are Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition and Batman: Arkham Origins.

History[edit]

WB Games Montréal was founded in 2010 by Martin Tremblay, Martin Carrier, and Reid Schneider.[1][2] The studio is currently owned by Time Warner. One of the studio's titles, Batman: Arkham Origins was displayed for the public at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), and received two nominations from the Game Critics Awards for Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Console Game.[3] The game was also recognized at the event for: "Best Videogame" by Forbes;[4] "Best Action Game" by Game Informer;[5] "Best Comic Book-Related Game" by Newsarama;[6] and "Best Xbox 360 Game" by IGN.[7] Upon Batman: Arkham Origins's release it received positive reviews, but was heavily criticized for not advancing the series and merely replicating Arkham City's gameplay.[8] In addition, the company received a significant amount of criticism for failing to conduct proper testing on the game prior to release as well as refusing to address a number of game-breaking bugs that plagued the title, instead preferring to focus on the development and release of paid DLC. [9]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
iOS PS3 Web Wii U Win X360
2012 Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition No No No Yes No No
2013 Cartoon Universe No No Yes No No No
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
2014 Lego Legends of Chima Online Yes No Yes No No No

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN (November 18, 2012). "WB Games -- Montreal". IGN. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Tami (November 1, 2011). "Official Inauguration of Warner Bros Games Montreal". VillageGamer. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2013 Nominees". Game Critics Awards. 2013. Archived from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Pinchefsky, Carol (June 16, 2013). "The Best (And Worst) Of E3 2013". Forbes. Archived from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bertz, Matt (June 17, 2013). "Game Informer's Best Of E3 2013 Awards". Game Informer. GameStop. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Siegel, Lucas (June 14, 2013). "Newsarama's E3 2013 Best Of Show Selections". Archived from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "IGN's Best of E3 2013 Awards". IGN. J2 Global. June 11, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ Petit, Carolyn. "Holy predictability, Batman!". 
  9. ^ Maiburg, Emanuel. "Batman: Arkham Origins has no plans to fix several game breaking bugs". 

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