The Quebec government has announced today that is investing $1.5 million into Warner Brother Games Montreal to expand the studio and create more jobs, CTV reports.
This grant will go towards a five-year $63 million project that should create positions for 100 new employees. The jobs will pay around $70,000 annually to employees who will average the age of 30. WB Games Montreal currently has 325 permanent employees.
“This Warner Brothers studio here in Montreal only opened three years ago but it is growing rapidly,” WB Montreal Studio Chief Martin Carrier said. “In five years’ time the executives here expect that this studio will be on par with every other Warner Brothers studio.”
WB Games Montreal was founded in 2010, and has developed Lego Legends of Chima Online, as well as the Wii U version of Batman: Arkham City. The studio is currently working on Batman: Arkham Origins which is set to release later this month.
Earlier this week, Ubisoft announced its plans to create 500 jobs at its Montreal studio as part of a $362 million partnership with the region.