Rockstar Games has announced that it is expanding its development capabilities in Toronto, and has opened a larger, new, custom-built facility in Oakville, Ontario for the Rockstar Toronto team. The studio expansion is being supported by the Ontario government. Financial details were not disclosed. In conjunction with the expansion, Rockstar Games is moving its 35-person Vancouver-based development team to the new facility over the next six months, and is offering all members of that team the opportunity to join Rockstar Toronto or take positions in other Rockstar studios.
Rockstar Toronto has worked on several critically acclaimed Rockstar Games titles, including the recently released Max Payne 3, as well as The Warriors and the Grand Theft Auto series. Rockstar Vancouver has worked on Bully and Max Payne 3.
I guess this is one of the better stories about a studio closing that we’ve heard in recent years, at least these folks don’t have to be out of a job which is good. Rockstar also plans to add more than 50 new positions to Rockstar Toronto which means that if you are an aspiring game developer and live in the Toronto area your opportunities just started looking up.