inXile Entertainment to Open Video Game Development Studio in New Orleans

A California-based video game development company is moving to New Orleans. inXile Entertainment founder and CEO Brian Fargo has announced an expansion outside of the company’s headquarters in Newport Beach with a new satellite office in the big easy.

inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo said Louisiana incentives were key to his decision to move to New Orleans.

inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo said Louisiana incentives were key to his decision to move to New Orleans. Photo by GNO, Inc.

The company specializes in the development of interactive entertainment software for all popular game systems.

According the press release, the company employs a mix of studio veterans and new talent to collaborate on high-quality products. The average annual salary for the new office in New Orleans will be $75,000.

“We are very excited to be opening inXile’s first satellite office in the state of Louisiana,” Fargo said. “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 center.”

inXile worked with the state and city of New Orleans since June 2015, alongside organizations including Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), among others. The company’s incentive package include services from LED FastStart®, a workforce development program and use of the state’s Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive. inXile will also receive $10,000 in relocation expenses from GNO, Inc. and the New Orleans Business Alliance.

“Following months of working with inXile leadership, GNO, Inc. is thrilled to welcome this renowned studio to our region,” said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. “inXile adds significantly to the critical mass of game developers in Greater New Orleans and Louisiana, and augments our momentum as one of the fastest growing locations for knowledge jobs in the United States. We look forward to supporting inXile’s growth and success in New Orleans.”

The company is ready to hire for the New Orleans office. Those looking for a job should email Fargo at