Canada’s Behaviour Interactive opens new UK studio
Behaviour’s second UK studio represents another step in the company’s European expansion
Behaviour Interactive, the largest Canadian video game studio, is pleased to announce the opening of a new studio in Truro, Cornwall, in the South West United Kingdom.
Operating under the banner of Behaviour UK – South, the new studio’s initial team is composed primarily of former employees of AntiMatter Games, a local developer whose parent company recently announced its intention to close the studio.
“Many truly talented individuals have been undeservedly impacted by the economic challenges that have led to layoffs across the gaming industry,” stated Wayne Meazza, Executive Vice President of Behaviour’s Services division. “When we learned AntiMatter Games was closing, we jumped at the opportunity to accelerate our strategic expansion by adding the studio’s proven, experienced team. This represented a true win-win situation, particularly given how AntiMatter shared Behaviour’s well-established culture of collaborative ambition.”
Founded in 1992, Behaviour is a multi-faceted Canadian gaming studio renowned for creating and supporting genre-defying titles. The company has enjoyed immense success with its original horror-action multiplayer game, Dead by Daylight™, and has developer credits on some of the world’s best-loved franchises. Since April 2022, Behaviour has undertaken a major expansion program beyond its Montreal base, establishing or acquiring studios in Toronto, Seattle, and the United Kingdom.
The opening of Behaviour UK – South follows the company’s February 2023 acquisition of SockMonkey Studios in Middlesbrough, Teesside, which was subsequently renamed Behaviour UK – North. Both UK teams serve to further enhance Behaviour’s industry-leading external development capabilities.
“We are thrilled that we can continue to pursue our passion for making games as part of the Behaviour team,” stated Rich Barham, AntiMatter Games’ former CEO, who will serve as General Manager of Behaviour UK – South. “We feel very fortunate that we can maintain our home in beautiful Truro, and we look forward to welcoming new members to the team over the coming months and years.”
About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive is the largest Canadian video game studio, with more than 1,200 employees worldwide. Behaviour is best known for its flagship franchise, the multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight, which has entertained more than 50 million players across multiple platforms. The studio is currently expanding its portfolio of original IP with multiple projects, including the acclaimed building and raiding title Meet Your Maker, which was released in April 2023. Behaviour is one of the world’s foremost providers of external development services, partnering with many of the gaming industry’s leaders, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, Netflix, and Take-Two, among many others. Over 30 years, Behaviour has developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture. The company was named one of the Best Places To Work in Canada by GamesIndustry.biz, one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for 2023 and has been recognized with Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards. Based in Montreal, Behaviour has expanded its global presence with studios in Toronto (Behaviour Toronto), Seattle (Midwinter Entertainment), and the United Kingdom (Behaviour UK – North and Behaviour UK – South). For more information, visit www.bhvr.com.
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