Rockstar animation unit opened in India

CG animation studio Technicolor establishes dedicated art and animation team in Bangalore to work with GTA studio on future products.

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Rockstar has offices across the globe in places like San Diego, London, and Leeds. But now the studio is looking even further east to tap into new talent. CG studio Technicolor has announced the formation of a game art and animation studio that will work exclusively on future Rockstar Games projects.

Rockstar is getting help from a new shop in India for its upcoming games.
Rockstar is getting help from a new shop in India for its upcoming games.

The team is made up of "highly experienced" artists and animators who will work out of the company's Bangalore, India production studio. Technicolor has previously worked with Rockstar, contributing to high-profile projects like Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, and L.A. Noire.

It was not announced which projects the new Technicolor team will be working on. Announced Rockstar games in the pipeline include the much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto V and Agent, which has long laid behind the curtain. Additionally, Rockstar Games cofounder Dan Houser has expressed interest in making Bully 2, and a sequel to Red Dead Redemption seems likely, considering its runaway commercial and critical success.

Some of Technicolor's other clients include game companies like Sony Computer Entertainment America, Square Enix, and Electronic Arts, as well as film and television companies like DreamWorks Animation and Nickelodeon.

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