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Insurgency developer New World Interactive opens Canadian studio

New World North follows sustained growth

New World Interactive will open a second studio in Calgary, Canada.

The developer, best known for the Insurgency series, says the new outfit will be known as New World North.

New World Interactive was formed in 2010 by the developers behind the Half-Life 2 mod Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat. The studio has since released Insurgency, a standalone game, and Day of Infamy, which have combined sold six million copies on PC. Its latest game, Insurgency: Sandstorm, was released in December and arrives on consoles later this year. It's primary studio is in Denver, Colorado.

The new office will provide post-release support for Insurgency: Sandstorm and development support for an unannounced future project.

"This is an incredibly exciting time for New World and marks a major milestone for us as a company as we look to expand upon the success of Insurgency: Sandstorm, by increasing our skillset, production values and continued innovation within the tactical shooter genre," said president Keith Warner.

New World founder Jeremy Blum added: "We are committed to constantly improving ourselves and pushing the boundaries with the experiences we create. With our roots coming from a hobbyist background, it's been an ongoing challenge for us to centralise our team. Given the company's newfound success with Insurgency: Sandstorm we have a tremendous opportunity to open a studio and bring together the majority of our team. After careful consideration into where this location should be, we have decided on Calgary, and look forward to growing our team in our new home."

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Christopher Dring

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Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.