Canadian developer Silicon Knights has revealed a string of expansion plans alongside the announcement that it has received CDN$3 million in provincial funding from the Ontario government.
The grant, which comes on top of roughly CDN$35 million invested in the Too Human maker over the last five years, will help the studio grow its workforce from 97 to 177 employees, the St. Catherine's Standard reports.
Silicon Knights is also at work on a new 3D game development engine featuring “advanced camera systems, improved audio and video and better computing technology", which it says will help the studio "develop the next generation of gaming systems and become a self-sustainable, self-publishing company”.
"With Ontario government support, we are better-positioned to further develop the 8th Art of videogames,” said Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack, according to IndustryGamers.
“This will enhance our competitive edge within the highly-competitive video game market, help us become a self-sustainable, self-publishing entity, and allow us to enter lucrative global markets.”
Silicon Knights is currently working on X-Men Destiny for Activision.