Amazon Games have today announced that they are opening a Montreal Studio which is comprised of Rainbow 6 Siege devs. This is another commitment by Amazon to gaming which is great to hear and this should also be a shot in the arm for Luna as well as Amazon’s commitment to gaming is clear. Currently there are just under 100 game development posts available at Amazon Games.
The studio’s founding members include industry veterans Luc Bouchard (head of production), Xavier Marquis (creative director), Alexandre Remy (head of product), and Romain Rimokh (content director), who most recently worked as the core team behind the tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege, which now has more than 70 million players since its launch. The studio’s first project will be an online multiplayer title based on new IP.
Also mentioned in the blog post by Amazon is that they have multiple unannounced projects and they are teaming up with 3rd parties as a publisher. Amazon it appears is going to be a very interesting watch over the next number of years.
Upcoming internally developed titles from Amazon Games include open world MMO New World, releasing in August 2021, and several unannounced projects currently in development. Amazon Games is also a publisher of externally developed games, including an upcoming title developed by Smilegate RPG