Square Enix is looking to double the headcount of its Eidos Montreal studio to 680 employees, according to a new report.
Earlier in the year the company was considering opening a new studio in Canada for at least 100 new staff, but now looks to be settling on increasing the size of the team most recently responsible for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
According to La Presse Affaires, the publisher is seeking CAD $2 million of government investment for the expansion and negotiations are close to final. By 2012 the publisher will create 100 jobs at the studio, with a further 250 by the end of 2015.
The expansion would put Eidos Montreal as the third biggest studio in the region, behind Ubisoft and Electronic Arts.