Friday, November 25

MiHoYo, creator of Genshin Impact, opens new studio in Montreal

MiHoYo, the Chinese studio known for the success of Genshin Impact, has announced opening a new studio in Montreal, Canada. The news shows the rapid growth of MiHoYo, which from a study with 3 employees in 2014 went to 1,500 in 2020 and 3,500 this year; In addition to the headquarters in Shanghai, they have offices in Japan, South Korea, Singapore and the United States.

This new study expects to hire more than 100 employees over the next two years to work in a a new open world blockbuster with mechanics of shooter -a genre far removed from the role of action of Genshin Impact– and paranormal elements. It is a project that has been in development for a long time, in fact it was named by Nvidia during GTC 2019 as Project X. What does not change is the philosophy of MiHoYo and an aesthetic that seeks to attract anime fans.

MiHoYo follows in the footsteps of other Chinese developers who have set their sights on Montreal. The most prominent is NetEase which opened a studio there in 2019. Tencent also opened a studio in Montreal under its TiMi brand earlier this year, “said analyst Daniel Ahmad, specializing in the China industry.

Canada, one of the industry’s favorite locations

The North American country is one of the favorite destinations to install developers -there are more than 200- thanks to the tax benefits and the great concentration of talent there. This year alone, Amazon Games, the aforementioned TiMi Studio Group, Gearbox Entertainment, Jade Raymond’s Haven Entertainment Studios -with PlayStation support-, Raccoon Logic -created with the foundations of Typhoon Studios-, Goose Byte Games and Monster Closet have been installed. from former members of Ubisoft, which is the largest company in Canada.

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