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Eidos-Montréal
Subsidiary
Industry Video game industry
Founded 30 March 2007; 9 years ago (2007-03-30)
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people
  • David Anfossi (Head of Studio)
  • Julien Bouvrais (CTO)
Products
Number of employees
350 (2007)
Parent Square Enix Europe
Website eidosmontreal.com
The original Eidos Montréal logo used from 2007 to 2017, with the suffix "a Square Enix company" appended in 2009, after its parent, Eidos Interactive, was acquired and became Square Enix Europe.

Eidos-Montréal 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 general manager.[1] According to D'Astous, unlike other video game development studios, Eidos Montréal's development cycle is characterized by smaller teams (totalling 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 Montréal.[5] Stéphane D'Astous resigned from Eidos Montréal on 19 July 2013, citing irreconcilable differences with parent company Square Enix.[6]

On January 26, 2017, Eidos Montréal announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to create multiple video games based on the Avengers franchise.[7]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
2011 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360
2013 Tomb Raider Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
2014 Thief Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2017 Deus Ex: Breach Microsoft Windows
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – VR Experience

References[edit]

  1. ^ French, Michael (26 November 2007). "Eidos Montreal officially opens". Develop. NewBay Media. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Dobson, Jason (19 February 2007). "Q&A: Stephane D'Astous On Eidos Montreal's Next-Gen Plans". Gamasutra. UBM TechWeb. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Develop (30 November 2007). "Q&A: Stephane D'Astous, Eidos Montreal". Develop. NewBay Media. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Crecente, Brian (11 May 2009). "Thief 4: It's Official". Kotaku. Gizmodo Media Group. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Schreier, Jason (4 March 2014). "Big Layoffs At Thief Developer Eidos Montreal". Kotaku. Gizmodo Media Group. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Ray Corriea, Alexa (23 July 2013). "Eidos Montreal GM resigns, cites 'lack of courage' at Square Enix". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Frank, Allegra (January 26, 2017). "Square Enix teams up with Marvel for The Avengers project". Polygon. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 

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