Eidos Interactive opens cutting-edge game studio in downtown Montréal

Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced the official opening of EIDOS-MONTREAL, its brand new development studio in the heart of downtown Montréal.

Celebrating the unveiling of the new studio, EIDOS-MONTREAL invited media, partners and industry stakeholders to take an exclusive tour of the cutting-edge facility. Executives from the new studio also announced during a news conference the exciting new project that will be driven by the new studio: the development of Deus Ex 3, the highly anticipated next instalment to the award-winning AAA franchise.

“This is a very exciting day for Eidos,” said Rob Murphy, Managing Director of Studios at Eidos. “Deus Ex is one of our finest franchises, often cited as one of the best PC games of all time. By developing this game at our new cutting-edge Montreal studio we have the opportunity to really push the boundaries of expectation for Deus Ex 3.” “We are thrilled to be working on such a prestigious franchise as Deus Ex in Montréal, which has a well-known reputation as a hotbed for experienced, talented developers. Our new studio enables us to work with a passionate and talented group of people and helps strengthen our position as industry leaders,” says Stéphane D’Astous, General Manager, EIDOS-MONTREAL. EIDOS-MONTREAL continues to look for talented and enthusiastic developers. The goal is to fill 100 positions before the end of 2007 and a total of 350 positions by 2009. “We offer staff an alternative to the traditional ‘big studio’ working environment. Our Montréal facility offers a unique setting where people can realize their full potential and push the boundaries of game development. We wanted to invite our guests to see for themselves why EIDOS-MONTREAL is such a great place to work,” says Stéphane D’Astous.

Open house on December 1st To thank Montreal for its incredible generosity, EIDOS-MONTREAL is opening its doors to the public. People are invited to drop-by the new studio on Saturday, December 1st from 10 AM to 5 PM and witness gaming passion first-hand. Brand new Website for EIDOS-MONTREAL Developers and testers interested in pursuing an exciting career at Eidos, or those looking for more information about the studio and the work it’s doing, can visit the new studio’s website at www.eidosmontreal.com, also launched today during the inauguration event. There developers will find job openings, great testimonials from current employees, images and all of the studio’s latest news. About Eidos Interactive Ltd Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software.

Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including; Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, the Conflict series, Just Cause, Thief, Battlestations, Pony Friends and Kane & Lynch. Some of the titles currently in development includes: Conflict: Denied Ops and Highlander.