The Malta Independent 26 February 2024, Monday
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Leading video game development company opens studios in Malta

Friday, 1 December 2023, 19:40 Last update: about 4 months ago

Video game development studio Keywords Studios has opened two new studios in Malta, the Economy Ministry said while describing the sector as 'a new economic niche for Malta'.

The studio opened two new locations for its Sperasoft and Electric Square studios. "The Sperasoft and Electric Square teams have worked on top games the likes of Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed and Halo," the statement read.

Minister Schembri said that "just over a year ago, we excitedly announced that a world-renowned international video game industry service provider would be setting up operations right here in Malta." Today, he said, it was inaugurated. "We now have more highly skilled talent working on triple-A titles and innovative teams embracing cutting-edge technology."

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The company is a publicly listed firm on the London Stock Exchange that boasts a global presence with 12,000 employees across seventy studios worldwide, the ministry said.

Minister Schembri said that "Malta continues to attract various video game development companies, including homegrown talents like Anvil Games, Dorado Games, Narc, Exient and now Keywords. Our target is for this sector to account for 1% of our country's GDP by 2028."

Fulvio Sioli, Regional Managing Director of Keyword studios in Europe, said that: "At Keywords Studios, we are delighted to open our first locations in Malta for two of our leading game development studios, Sperasoft and Electric Square. This further expands our global footprint and will help drive our growth in the gaming industry. We have received great support by the institutions in Malta to manage the process and the care and the attention we have been given has exceeded our expectations."


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