Microsoft to open major game studio in Victoria, BC

by Rob Lewis

Microsoft is opening a major game design studio in downtown Victoria early in the new year that could employ up to 60 people.

In an exclusive interview with the Times Colonist, the technical director of the project said Victoria was chosen for its strategic proximity to Microsoft headquarters in Redmond and for its "livability," which will help attract the best and brightest in creative, production and design in the global gaming industry.

Microsoft has been remodelling former government office space on the top floor of the Dogwood Building at 1019 Wharf Street, at the foot of Fort Street, over the past several months.

The facility is to be called Microsoft Studios Victoria.

Company:
Microsoft
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Vancouver Development Center (VDC) is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The centre is home to some of the best and brightest software developers from around the world. Since opening its doors in September 2007, the VDC has quickly become an intricate part of Microsoft’s global strategy for distributed software development. VDC employees play a key role in architecting systems,... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more




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