Ubisoft has announced its plans to invest 28 million Canadian dollars over the course of three years with the goal of creating 100 new jobs at its Quebec City studio. These investments will enable the studio to strengthen its infrastructure and recruit new talents, and take the lead on the development of AAA next-gen games. The Quebec government is supporting the studio’s expansion as part of the ESSOR program, with a contribution of CAD 510,000.
Since its creation in 2005, the Ubisoft Quebec studio has collaborated on development of games in the Assassin’s Creed, Might & Magic and Prince of Persia series.
"We're pleased to be reinforcing our presence and our expertise in Quebec City with the help of the government" said Ubisoft co-founder and CEO, Yves Guillemot. "Ubisoft is home to more than 9,000 talented team members worldwide who are dedicated to creating the best games in the industry. Our Quebec City studio has demonstrated its ability to manage large-scale projects and it is a natural progression to entrust the team with the production of AAA next-gen games."
Nicolas Rioux, Managing Director and Vice President of Ubisoft Quebec, added, "Since the studio opened its doors, we’ve worked on almost 25 games, and our team of more than 320 talented people is recognized for its creativity and innovation. This investment will enable the studio to take the lead on the development of AAA next-gen games" he concluded.
It's great to see this studio expanding. We can't wait to see what comes out of this investment.