Silicon Knights has revealed ambitious expansion plans that will see the Canadian studio almost double in size.
A government grant of $3 million will help the Too Human maker up its workforce from 97 to 177 employees, IndustryGamers reports.
Silicon Knights also revealed that it's creating a new game development engine and that it plans to self-publish its future titles.
The studio said its new engine will feature "advanced camera systems, improved audio and video and better computing technology", enabling it to "develop the next generation of gaming systems and become a self-sustainable, self-publishing company".
Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack added: "With Ontario government support, we are better-positioned to further develop the 8th Art of videogames. This will enhance our competitive edge within the highly-competitive video game market, help us become a self-sustainable, self-publishing entity, and allow us to enter lucrative global markets."
The developer is currently making X-Men Destiny for Activision.