Eidos Montreal

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Eidos Montreal
Subsidiary of Square Enix
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 2007
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Products Deus Ex (2011–)
Thief (2014–)
Owner Square Enix Europe
Number of employees
Parent Square Enix
Website www.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)
Win Mac PS3 PS4 Wii U X360 XONE
2011 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
2013 Tomb Raider (multiplayer)[6] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
2014 Thief Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider[7] Yes No No No No Yes Yes
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Yes No No Yes No No Yes


General manager Stéphane D'Astous resigned[8] from Eidos Montreal on 19 July 2013, citing irreconcilable differences with parent company Square Enix.


  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. ^ Montreal, Eidos (8 January 2013). "Tomb Raider Multiplayer". Eidos Montreal. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Eidos Montreal co-developing Rise of the Tomb Raider with Crystal Dynamics". Game Center Online. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Ray Corriea, Alexa (23 July 2013). "Eidos Montreal GM resigns, cites 'lack of courage' at Square Enix". Retrieved 9 April 2015.