WB Games Montréal

WB Games Montréal Inc. is a Canadian video game developer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and is best known for developing Batman: Arkham Origins.

WB Games Montréal Inc.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded2010; 11 years ago (2010)
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec,
ParentWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Websitehttp://wbgamesmontreal.com/

HistoryEdit

 
WB Games Montréal logo until 2020.

WB Games Montréal was founded in 2010 by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.[1][2]

One of the studio's titles, Batman: Arkham Origins, was displayed for the public at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), and received two nominations from the Game Critics Awards for Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Console Game.[3] Upon Batman: Arkham Origins's release it received positive reviews. However, the company received a significant amount of criticism for failing to conduct proper testing on the game prior to release as well as refusing to address a number of game-breaking bugs that plagued the title, instead preferring to focus on the development and release of paid DLC.[4]

During an interview on the Humans of Gaming Podcast in October 2018, WB Games Montréal Senior Game Designer Osama Dorias confirmed that two DC Comics-based video games are currently in development at the studio.[5] At DC FanDome in August 2020, the studio announced Gotham Knights.[6]

Games developedEdit

Year Title Platform(s)
iOS PS3 PS4 PS5 Web Wii U Win X360 X1 XSX
2012 Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition No No No No No Yes No No No No
2013 Cartoon Universe No No No No Yes No No No No No
Lego Legends of Chima Online Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No
Batman: Arkham Origins No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
2022 Gotham Knights No No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes

Additional workEdit

Year Title Platform(s) Note
PS4 Win X1
2015 Red Hood Story Pack Yes Yes Yes DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, developed by Rocksteady Studios
Harley Quinn Story Pack Yes Yes Yes
Batgirl: A Matter of Family Yes Yes Yes
Scarecrow's Nightmare Pack Yes No No

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IGN (November 18, 2012). "WB Games -- Montreal". IGN. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  2. ^ Tami (November 1, 2011). "Official Inauguration of Warner Bros Games Montreal". VillageGamer. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 Nominees". Game Critics Awards. 2013. Archived from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Maiburg, Emanuel. "Batman: Arkham Origins has no plans to fix several game breaking bugs".
  5. ^ Sinha, Ravi (October 21, 2018). "Batman: Arkham Origins Studio Making "Couple" of Open World DC Universe Projects". GamingBolt. Archived from the original on July 16, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Watts, Steve (August 22, 2020). "Gotham Knights Announced, Is A Co-Op Game Where Batman Is Dead". GameSpot. Retrieved August 22, 2020.

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