French Life is Strange developer Dontnod has announced a new studio in Montreal, Canada.
In a statement published on Friday, the studio said the international expansion will allow the company to be close to its core North American audience, and also develop a brand new project.
The company said it felt that Montreal’s local talent pool would naturally diversify its culture and consequently its creations.
Founded in 2008, Dontnod is known for its original, story-driven adventures Life is Strange, Twin Mirror and Vampyr. The French studio has around 250 employees and is currently working on Xbox exclusive Tell Me Why.
CEO Oskar Guilbert said in a statement: “We are delighted to share our plans of expansion with the opening of this new office in Montréal, completing the talented team working out of Paris. Our goal is to create video games as close as possible to our community’s expectations.
“With this new international team, we will be able to envision even more ambitious titles and keep writing wonderful stories for our players.”