Novaquark, the team behind the ambitious MMO Dual Universe, has announced that it is expanding its operations to Canada. The new office will be located in Montreal, will employ over 50 developers and will be led by former Eidos-Montreal studio lead Stéphane D’Astous. As a result of the new studio, production of Dual Universe will be expanded greatly ahead of its planned launch in 2020..
Stéphane D’Astous led the foundations of Eidos-Montreal and of Square Enix-Montreal studios creating more than 500 jobs, which developed critically acclaimed titles such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Tomb Raider and Thief. Stéphane was also the former Director of Operation at Ubisoft-Montreal and actively contributed to its early growth.
Dual Universe is currently in alpha testing after a successful KickStarter in 2016. The game is focused on exploration, building, trading and conquering unknown worlds. It "represents the uncompromising vision of scientist and Artificial Intelligence expert Jean-Christophe Baillie, the founder of Novaquark".
Learn more about Dual Universe on its official site.