Rockstar Vancouver Closing - Rockstar Toronto ExpandingCategory: Gaming
Posted: July 10, 2012 10:48AM
It is not very often a studio closes in order to shift focus to another one, but that is exactly what Rockstar has planned. Rockstar announced it will be closing the Rockstar Vancouver studio and opening up a new location for the Rockstar Toronto team. The new studio will be located in Oakville, Ontario, part of the Greater Toronto Area, and the expansion is being supported by the Ontario government. The only downside to all of this is Rockstar Vancouver will be closing over the next six months, with the 35 employees being offered a chance to work in the Toronto location or another Rockstar studio. Rockstar wants its Canadian team to be under one roof to strengthen game development, and that means it will all be located in Toronto. More than 50 new positions will be added to Rockstar Toronto over the months, so it certainly looks like Rockstar is committed to the area.