Just Cause franchise developer Avalanche Studios announced today that they will be moving to a bigger, custom designed space a few blocks away from their current location in Stockholm. Revealing how there’s 160 people working at Avalanche’s Stockholm studio (90 people work at the New York location), the developer has said they’ll move into this building in fall 2015, with a 5-year lease having been signed.
Avalanche COO Fredrik Sjöö said:
While we are moving to a brand new space, it’s important for us to remain in the hotbed of game development talent that is central Stockholm. Working together with Vasakronan and the architects at Studio Stockholm is incredibly inspiring. I can’t wait to realize our collective vision and create a space worthy of the industry’s top talent.
Marco Checchi, Partner at Studio Stockholm, added:
This is a very exciting opportunity. Avalanche Studios’ distinct outward attitude coupled with a warm and welcoming working atmosphere makes them unique in the games industry. We intend to manifest that duality in a physical space.
The most interesting part of their press release today was near the end, where they teased “several surprises” for 2015:
2015 is set to be the biggest year since the inception of Avalanche Studios more than a decade ago. Next year, players will be able to roam the lethal open-world wasteland of Mad Max.
In addition, The Hunter is on a record breaking streak. More than a million players have signed up for the world’s most realistic wildlife experience since the Steam introduction earlier this year, bringing the total number to over 4 million.
Avalanche Studios also has several surprises planned for next year.
Many have expected this surprise to be Just Cause 3, so stay tuned for any news as it arrives next year.