Keywords Studios embarking on firm plans to setup operations in Malta.

 

USA-based studio Sperasoft and UK-based Electric Square studios owned by Keywords
earmarked for Malta expansion.

Keywords Studios an international technical services provider to the global video games industry
employing 11,000 people has now set firm plans to set up operations in Malta. Established in 1998,
and now with over 70 facilities in 24 countries, Keywords Studios is strategically located in Asia,
Australia, the Americas, and Europe.

The first earmarked studios will be USA-based Sperasoft followed by the UK-based Electric
Square.

Bertrand Bodson, CEO of Keywords Studios commented: “We have been impressed with the
government of Malta's investment in the video gaming sector over the last four years and
customer-centric approach spearheaded by the GamingMalta Foundation. We feel the island is a
natural fit for our strategic vision and welcoming home to our talented game development
teams. We are looking forward to continuing support in building a sustainable video game
ecosystem for the island.”

Minister Silvio Schembri - Minister of the Economy, European Funds and Lands for the
Government of Malta, welcomed this news: “Our vision to position Malta as Home of Gaming
Excellence across the multiple gaming verticals is bearing fruit. Our investment in education, a
start-up incubator space, and an international drive to promote the Malta jurisdiction as a video
game and esports hub spearheaded by the GamingMalta Foundation is resulting in blue-chip
organisations such as Keywords not only taking notice but also making firm plans in Malta'.
Ivan Filletti, CEO of the GamingMalta Foundation added “We have been steadfast and committed
to our strategic vision launched in 2019 in growing the video games and esports sector by also
launching educational initiatives and ecosystem support. Today we have a continued strong
pipeline of both local and international companies using Malta as a stage for their global
ambitions.