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Avalanche opens third studio in Malmö

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The Swedish studio Avalanche Studios, the people behind the Just Cause-franchise and Mad Max, was recently in the spotlight when it was revealed that they're co-developing Rage 2 with id Software.

Now the developers have announced that they're opening up a new studio in Malmö, their third studio (first one in Stockholm, the second one in New York). The new studio will focus on relatively small and flexible projects, and will work on ongoing and new Avalanche Studios IPs. They chose the Swedish city of Malmö because of its thriving game development community. Of course, Malmö is home to such prominent studios as Massive Entertainment (The Division), Tarsier Studios (Little Nightmares), Frictional Games (Amnesia, Soma), and The Bearded Ladies (Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden) among others.

"It's been hard to decide where to open our new studio," said Pim Holfve, CEO of Avalanche Studios in the official press release. "Sweden offers many locations with potential, but we feel that Malmö ticks all the boxes. I'm convinced that the new studio will be beneficial for both Avalanche Studios and for the already impressive game development community in and around Malmö."

Avalanche has appointed Swedish industry veteran Sara Ponnert as studio manager. She has previously worked for game publishers like Pan Vision and Sony Ericsson Mobile, and has worked as a business developer and project lead at Media Evolution most recently.

"Getting back into the games industry feels like coming home," commented Sara Ponnert. "I'm honored to have been chosen for the role, and look forward to building Avalanche Studios' presence in Malmö."

What do you hope to see from this new studio?

Avalanche opens third studio in Malmö


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