The next generation of consoles are all pretty much confirmed to be coming, as major publishers and developers are looking to settle in to the new hardware with major investments. For Square Enix, that means a second studio in Canada, chosen for its generous tax incentives and subsidies. According to La Presse, the new studio is opening in 2012 with the expected capacity of around 100 employees, and will either be in Montreal, Quebec, or Toronto.
“The new consoles from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will require more attention and more staff,” said Eidos Montreal director Stéphane D’Astous. “We want to prepare ourselves.”