Quebec-based Activision subsidiary Beenox (Spiderman 3, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
PC versions) has announced new efforts to triple its workforce and a pilot Quebec City QA program to test the publisher's Nintendo DS and PC games.
in May of 2005, Beenox has said in a release that its staff has more than doubled in the past year and a half, and that it has plans to triple current staff over the next two years as it adds more next-generation consoles to its development efforts.
The studio has already worked on PC ports of Activision's Spiderman 3
and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
, and has said it expects to create more games based on Activision’s movie-based games and super hero licensed properties.
Beenox has also said that it plans to begin a summer initiative to create a quality assurance program in Quebec City, where it will test Activision's Nintendo DS and PC games, with plans to add more consoles to the program in following years.
Said Activision vice president of publishing Robin Kaminsky, “Activision is making a significant investment in Beenox and the Quebec region, which is one of the fastest growing talent pools in North America. Beenox has consistently delivered high-quality titles and we are confident in their ability to continue creating great games in the coming years.”