WB Games Montréal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
WB Games Montréal Inc.
Subsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded2010; 10 years ago (2010)
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec,
ParentWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Websitehttp://wbgamesmontreal.com/

WB Games Montréal Inc. is a Canadian video game developer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and is best known for developing Batman: Arkham Origins.

History[edit]

WB Games Montréal was founded in 2010 by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.[1][2]

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] Upon Batman: Arkham Origins's release it received positive reviews. However, 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.[4]

During an interview on the Humans of Gaming Podcast in October 2018, WB Games Montréal Senior Game Designer Osama Dorias confirmed that two DC Comics-based video games are currently in development at the studio.[5] At DC FanDome in August 2020, the studio announced Gotham Knights.[6]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
iOS PS5 PS4 PS3 Web Wii U Win

XSX

X1

X360
2012 Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition No No No No No Yes No No No No
2013 Cartoon Universe No No No No Yes No No No No No
Lego Legends of Chima Online Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No
Batman: Arkham Origins No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
2021 Gotham Knights No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No

Additional work[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Note
PS4 Win X1
2015 Red Hood Story Pack Yes Yes Yes DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, developed by Rocksteady Studios
Harley Quinn Story Pack Yes Yes Yes
Batgirl: A Matter of Family Yes Yes Yes
Scarecrow's Nightmare Pack Yes 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. ^ Maiburg, Emanuel. "Batman: Arkham Origins has no plans to fix several game breaking bugs".
  5. ^ Sinha, Ravi (October 21, 2018). "Batman: Arkham Origins Studio Making "Couple" of Open World DC Universe Projects". GamingBolt. Archived from the original on July 16, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Watts, Steve (August 22, 2020). "Gotham Knights Announced, Is A Co-Op Game Where Batman Is Dead". GameSpot. Retrieved August 22, 2020.

External links[edit]