Rockstar Closes Max Payne 3 Studio, Folds Devs Into Rockstar Toronto

Tom Hopkins

GTA developer Rockstar games set to expand its Toronto studio, starting with 35 developers from Rockstar Vancouver.

Published on Jul 10, 2012

Rockstar Games has announced that it has opened a "larger, new, custom-built facility in Oakville, Ontario for the Rockstar Toronto team" and will move the 35 developers at Rockstar Vancouver over to the new site across six months.

As a result, Rockstar Vancouver, which most recently worked on Max Payne 3, will cease to exist. The studio expansion has been backed by the Ontario government.

"Expanding Rockstar Toronto and bringing our Canadian development talent together under one roof underscores our commitment to building world-class teams that can make the kind of groundbreaking entertainment experiences Rockstar Games is known for," said Jennifer Kolbe, VP, Publishing and Operations for Rockstar Games.

"We believe a single Canadian team will make for a powerful creative force on future projects. We plan to add more than 50 new positions to our combined Canadian team, and are pleased to be entering into this strategic partnership with the Ontario government."

GTA 5 is Rockstar's next project and has yet to receive a release date, while the DLC season for Max Payne 3 is on-going.



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