Canadian-made games amongst the most anticipated at E3 2011
Once again, some of the most anticipated games at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) are developed in Canada, for example by Montréal-based studio Ubisoft and Eidos Montréal. These games showcase the exceptional talent and expertise of Canadians within the global video game industry. For Danielle Parr, Executive Director of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC), the large Canadian cities all put forward a high calibre of talent and innovation. "Canada remains a powerhouse in the world of game development, punching well above its weight," she added.
According to a recent research by Secor Consulting, over the past 2 years the video game industry in Canada has grown by 11% and now currently employs approximately 16,000 people across the country, of which close to 50% work in a Greater Montréal-based studio. Canada is the third largest video game industry in the world for the number of employees. The industry’s projected growth is 17% over the next two years.
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