QUEBEC, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Ubisoft announced its plans
to invest CAD 28 million 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 developed
expertise in state-of-the-art technologies and in the creation of
online, connected and mobile gaming universes. The studio has also
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
"We are proud to accompany Ubisoft in its growth in Quebec. Interactive
entertainment is an important vector for the economy in the Quebec City
region, and helps to promote Quebec's savoir-faire on an international
level" stated Prime Minister Pauline Marois.
"We are delighted that the government is supporting Ubisoft's
development as the company plays an important role in Quebec City" said
Quebec City mayor, Régis Labeaume. "This announcement will definitely
help to maintain the vitality of the interactive entertainment industry
here in Quebec."
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned
brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy's video game
series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide
network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering
original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms,
including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2012-13
fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,256 million. To learn more,
please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com
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Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.© 2003-2013 Ubisoft
Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Based on Prince of Persia® created
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SOURCE: Ubisoft Québec
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