Wasteland 2 developer InXile Entertainment is opening a studio in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The new office is expected to employ 50 staff over the next five years. Louisiana Economic Development has also estimated the move will create a further 64 indirect jobs in the region.
The branch is InXile’s first expansion outside of its California office.
“We are very excited to be opening inXile's first satellite office in the state of Louisiana,” said InXile founder Brian Fargo.
“The people here have an amazing energy and friendly way that can only be understood when you visit. We’re proud to be part of the first wave of companies that will help establish Louisiana as the next major high-tech centre. Every year, colleges and universities in Louisiana graduate qualified candidates that would love nothing more than to work in the games industry. We are proud to be a part of a movement to keep those talented people in Louisiana.”