Hill Country Group has announced plans to build Hill Country Studios, a virtual production, television and film studio in San Marcos, Texas.

The $267 million project is billed as the first and largest studio of its kind in Texas.

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Hill Country Studios will have two identical virtual production stages featuring a 75-foot diameter performance space that will be among the largest virtual stages in North America.

Overall, Hill Country Studios will include 12 sound stages across 310,000 square feet, two back lots totalling 15 acres of outdoor production space, 310,000 square feet of modular offices and four workshops.

The studios will also have post-production facilities, a 50-seat screening theatre, a full service restaurant and coffee shop. Twenty-five acres will be reserved for vendor and commercial space to serve both the studio and surrounding community.

Cory McLoud, co-founder and CEO of Hill Country Studios said: “Recognising the revolutionary potential of virtual production, Hill Country Studios aims to place the film industry in the epicenter of the innovation corridor in Texas. We couldn’t think of a better place to propel the entertainment industry with a world-class studio space than our own backyard.”

Hill Country Studios is slated to begin construction in early 2023.