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Keywords Expands Game Testing Services in North America With New Mirabel Studio

Author: OGoodwin
Date Published: 04/11/2021

Keywords Studios is delighted to announce the opening of its new studio in Mirabel, Canada, dedicated to video games testing

The new facility will offer end-to-end functional quality assurance (QA) testing services for global video games and brand clients. 

With its teams having extensive experience across video games genres, platforms and devices, the Mirabel studio will utilise the latest technologies to achieve the highest standards possible. 

Mathieu Lachance, Game Testing Director at Keywords Studios, said of the opening: “I’m incredibly happy to announce the official opening of our Mirabel studio which is another great win for our staff, our clients and Keywords Studios, by extending our presence in North America by another 160 seats.

Mathieu Lachance, Game Testing Director at Keywords Studios

“We have had huge success in our St-Jerome studio of late, thanks to the dedication of the incredible team there. With the same team in place to oversee our new Mirabel studio, we hope to expand that success further.”

As the leading international provider of customised testing solutions, Keywords helps to ensure publishers’ and developers’ games perform as designed, for compelling end-user gaming experiences.

For more than 20 years, we have partnered with leading interactive content creators and console manufacturers, including Microsoft, Google, EA and Ubisoft, to deliver advanced test strategies and results. 

In 2020 alone, Keywords Studios oversaw: 

  • 3.7m hours of testing
  • 600+ games tested
  • 2,600 integrated, networked global game testers
  • 46 full-time project managers
  • 9 studios, on three continents

The Mirabel studio opening comes off the back of increased industry demand for quality testing solutions and will allow Keywords Studios to address more client engagements, at larger scale.

Projects will centre around functionality testing on consoles platforms, mobile devices and PC.

The new Mirabel facility sees Keywords Studios add to its global network of dedicated QA hubs which include Montreal, St-Jerome, Seattle, Mexico City, Katowice, New Delhi and Tokyo.

As well as having the latest software tools, secure facilities and test devices at their disposal, management has worked to ensure that the studio is equipped to support local public health guidance and social distancing measures, as necessary. 

Keywords teams will only be fully located onsite when it’s safe to do so, as advised by local and health authorities. 

Learn more about our extensive Functionality QA solutions or contact us for a proposal.