Governor Cuomo Announces Major Video Game Developer to Expand in Capital Region

Albany County-Based Video Game Developer to Add 115 New Jobs; Supports Capital Region's Growing Video Game Development Cluster

August 8, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Vicarious Visions, an Activision Blizzard video game developer established in the Capital Region nearly 30 years ago, will be expanding, with plans to bring 115 new jobs to the area. The company will be investing more than $7.3 million to move and fit out more than 44,000 square feet of studio space in Colonie, Albany County, further bolstering the Capital Region's growing video game development cluster.

"The Capital Region has become a hub for video game development, thanks in part to local game developers and world-class degree programs available at nearby colleges and universities," Governor Cuomo said. "With companies like Vicarious Visions choosing to remain and expand in the Capital Region, we will continue to support their growth and the creative talent they help attract to the region."

"Vicarious Visions is an innovative company that has been growing in the Capital Region for years," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "The video game developer is a staple in the Tech Valley, contributing to the local economy and creating high-tech job opportunities for New Yorkers. The company's expansion in Albany County is a testament to the business climate upstate and the burgeoning tech industry in the area."

Read the full press release here.