The game is being developed at the developer's new New York City-based office, with former Activision and Atari executive David Grijns in charge. The office is a custom-designed 10,000 square foot facility centered in Manhattan's SoHo district, with an option on a further 3000 square feet for future expansion. The developer plans to hire 50 more workers in the next 12 months.
Avalanche founder Christofer Sundberg beamed, "Today is a great day for Avalanche Studios as we have achieved yet another goal by establishing a new studio in the greatest city in North America. We are one of the few independent, AAA-budget studios remaining in the world after the disastrous economic recession of the last few years. While this was a huge wake-up call for everyone in our industry, we have prepared for this expansion for over three years and it is a great feeling to execute our plans with such resounding success."
Avalanche's last released game was the digital title Renegade Ops, which received an 8.0/10 from Strategy Informer.