Rockstar is closing the studio in Vancouver that developed Max Payne 3 and Bully.

Simultaneously, Rockstar's opening a new, bigger, flashier office in Oakville, which is near Toronoto in Canada's Ontario province. The Canadian government's provided tax incentives and financial support.

Rockstar Toronto, which also helped on Max Payne 3, will relocate to the new Oakville office.

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Idea for sign at Rockstar's new Oakville super office.

The 35 members of the Vancouver team are being "offered the opportunity" to join Rockstar Toronto. Or they can take positions at other Rockstar studios.

Rockstar also plans to fill another 50 positions at the Oakville office on top of that.

Rockstar's explanation was one of solidifying its power into one Canadian super punch.

"Expanding Rockstar Toronto and bringing our Canadian development talent together under one roof underscores our commitment to building world-class teams that can make the kind of groundbreaking entertainment experiences Rockstar Games is known for," spouted Jennifer Kolbe, VP of publishing and operations at Rockstar.

"We believe a single Canadian team will make for a powerful creative force on future projects."

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