Again showcasing Canadian talent and creativity, an impressive number of Canadian developed and published video games are taking centre stage at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) in Los Angeles.
Emanating from a creative cluster of companies which is the biggest in the world per capita, here are just some of the Canadian-produced games that will be showcased at E3:
- NHL 15 (EA Canada)
- Rival Knights (Gameloft)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
- Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition (EA / Bioware Edmonton)
- EA Sports UFC (EA Canada)
- Go Go Ghost (DeNA Vancouver)
- Hitman: Sniper (Square Enix Montreal)
“Over the last decade, Canada has really emerged as one of the best places to make world-class video games,” said Jayson Hilchie, CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada. “We have creativity in spades, skilled workers and an innovative spirit which is propelling our games to the highest heights of the industry.”
“E3 is the premier international showcase in our industry and all Canadians should feel proud of the Canadian-made games showcased here today,” he added.
Canada’s video game industry contributes over $2.3 billion to the Canadian economy annually. There are more than 300 companies which collectively employ 16,500 Canadians. The average age of workers in our industry is 31 years and the average salary is $72,500.