Bethesda Announces New Studio in Montreal

At a time when many developers are shuttering studios, Bethesda is opening a new one.

The company behind blockbusters like Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls Online announced today it has opened a new development studio in Montreal, Quebec to expand its development capabilities in console, PC, and mobile gaming.

“We’ve worked with some very talented developers in Montreal for a long time, and decided it was time to open a studio there,” said Todd Howard, Game Director and Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. “It’s exciting to think about the new games we’ll be building together.” Bethesda Game Studios Montreal has already established a core team of more than 40 developers, spanning both console and mobile development. The studio will be managed by industry veteran Yves Lachance as Studio Director. “Our collaboration with Bethesda Game Studios has been an exhilarating and memorable journey already,” said Lachance. “We are thrilled to be launching the studio in Montreal and contributing our city’s great game-making talent to the kind of games that Bethesda Game Studios is known for.”

Lachance was the Senior Vice President and Executive Producer at Behavior Interactive for Bethesda’s mobile game hit Fallout Shelter. 

Bethesda Game Studios is currently hiring for both its Maryland and Montreal locations. For more information about available jobs, visit And for a closer look at the culture at Bethesda Game Studios along with other ZeniMax Media subsidiaries around the world (including id Software, Arkane Studios and MachineGames), check out this feature: Join the Bethesda Family.