Today Behaviour Interactive, Canada’s largest independent video game studio, announced the opening of its new studio in downtown Toronto.
The developer currently employs more than 900 people at their Montreal head office. This expansion is in celebration of their 30th anniversary.
Behaviour recently reported record revenues of $225 million for 2021. They also revealed at GDC that their most popular title, Dead by Daylight, had reached more than 50 million players worldwide.
“We are thrilled to expand our operations to a second office here in Canada, especially as Toronto continues to distinguish itself as an entertainment and production hub in North America. This market has been important to our business and the gaming industry at large,” said the CEO and Executive Producer at Behaviour Interactive, Remi Racine. “The opening of our first Toronto office is not only testament to Behaviour’s growth potential today but is a key asset for future expansion efforts and partnership opportunities for our company.”
The new studio is located at 96 Spadina Avenue and is the second location for Behaviour. They are located in Montreal’s tech-focused Mile-Ex neighbourhood. Behaviour’s three core business units primarily focus on the development of original games, on co-and full development projects for brands like Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, and on the adaption of gaming technology for business outside of gaming.
The new office is recognized by politicians like the Mayor of Toronto John Tory, the Premier of Ontario Doug Ford, the Minister of Economic Development Vic Fedeli, and Ontario’s Minister of Heritage Lisa Mcleod. “Toronto was one of the fastest-growing cities in North America before the pandemic and our growth is continuing as we reopen. We are continuing to attract business, people and jobs from all over the world including in our country,” said Mayor John Tory. “The opening of a new Behaviour Interactive office in our city is another vote of confidence that Toronto is coming back stronger than ever.”