Maybe we’ll see more geeks on the Victoria Clipper and Kenmore Air next year. Microsoft is planning to open a new gaming studio in Victoria, B.C. that could employ as many as 60 people, reports The Vancouver Sun.
Microsoft’s Chris Robertson says that the location was chosen due to its proximity to Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, and due to the fact that Microsoft gaming head Don Mattrick lives in nearby Oak Bay.
“The sun shines over here, there are no hour-long commutes, housing prices are half as much … it was an easy decision,” Robertson tells the newspaper.
Microsoft already employs 165 in its gaming unit in Vancouver. The new facility will be called Microsoft Studios Victoria.