Just Cause maker Avalanche opens new studio in Malmö

The developer behind the Just Cause franchise and Mad Max Avalanche Studios has opened a third office, this time in Malmö, Sweden.

The studio is run by Pan Vision and Sony Ericsson Mobile veterinarian Sara Ponnert (pictured) who takes on the role of studio manager. This is the third location for Avalanche, which was founded in Stockholm in 2003 and expanded to include a second location in New York in 2011.

The Malmö office will focus on developing the current and future Avalanche Studios IP. The developer is in good company; Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, King.com and Tarsier Studios are all based in the Swedish city.

“It was hard to decide where to open our new studio,” said Avalanche CEO Pim Holfve.

“Sweden has many locations with potential, but we think Malmö meets all of the criteria. I am confident that the new studio will be beneficial to both Avalanche Studios and the already impressive game development community in and around Malmö. “

Ponnert added, “Coming back to the gaming industry feels like coming home. I am honored to have been selected for this role and look forward to building Avalanche Studios’ presence in Malmö. “

Best known for its Just Cause franchise, Avalanche has also worked with Warner Bros on Mad Max from 2015 as well as its own theHunter. That was played by more than seven million people. A sequel, theHunter: Call of the Wild, was released in 2017.

Avalanche is also working on the recently announced Rage 2 in collaboration with the original developer ID.

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