Rockstar is to close its Vancouver offices and merge staff from the studio with its Toronto team.
Both teams will work as one at a new custom-built facility in Oakville, Ontario.
“Expanding Rockstar Toronto and bringing our Canadian development talent together under one roof underscores our commitment to building world-class teams that can make the kind of groundbreaking entertainment experiences Rockstar Games is known for,” said Jennifer Kolbe, vice president of publishing and operations at Rockstar Games.
“We believe a single Canadian team will make for a powerful creative force for future projects. We plan to add more than 50 new positions to our combined Canadian team, and are pleased to be entering into this strategic partnership with the Ontario government.”
Since the studio in Vancouver is being closed, staff will be given the opportunity to join Rockstar Toronto or take positions in other Rockstar studios, and receive support from Rockstar in the form of relocation packages if they choose to move.