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Merger for Vancouver & Toronto teams
Rockstar Toronto gets studio expansion
TakeTwo Interactive has confirmed that the Rockstar Vancouver facility, which most recently just finished leading the development of Max Payne 3, is being closed. The 35 developers from Rockstar Vancouver are being moved to Rockstar Toronto into a new, larger facility.
The move is apparently being made in conjunction with the Ontario government kicking in on the consolidation. The Vancouver team will be integrated into the Toronto team to function as a single team. As part of the move to the new larger facility and the addition of the Vancouver developers, Rockstar is planning to add additional headcount; but there is no word yet on how many new developers will be added.
TakeTwo claims that the move will have no impact on development efforts and no titles are being impacted by the move.