WBIE notes the new digs will "gradually grow" to 300 developers by 2015. It will be a self-sufficient team with QA and localisation on-site.
It's proving a super hot bed for game developers in Montreal as tax incentives and pro-videogame universities create a pool of graduate talent the studio bosses can tap.
The new studio will cater "high-end interactive gaming product development, digital and cinematographic animation, quality assurance of products developed by the Montreal studio, as well as the adaptation and translation of its products into various languages."
Quebec Premier Jean Charest, Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay and WBIE president Martin Tremblay made the announcement on Monday. It's here they also disclosed a $7.5m grant which helped found the new Warner Bros studio.
Sadly not many other places in the world offer such great incentives for developers to setup, with the UK government one such stick-in-the-mud despite the British studios declining. Hopefully more will buck up and take notice.