Today, Ubisoft announced plans to invest $28 million over three years, a move that will create 100 new jobs at its Quebec City studio.
This investment will enable the studio to strengthen its infrastructure and recruit new talents, and take the lead on the development of AAA next-gen games, according to Ubisoft, who also noted that the Quebec government is supporting the studio's expansion as part of the ESSOR program, with a contribution of $510,000.
"We're pleased to be reinforcing our presence and our expertise in Quebec City with the help of the government," said Ubisoft cofounder 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."
The Ubisoft Quebec studio launched in 2005.
"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," noted Nicolas Rioux, Managing Director and Vice President of Ubisoft Quebec. "This investment will enable the studio to take the lead on the development of AAA next-gen games."
"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," added 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's mayor, Régis Labeaume. "This announcement will definitely help to maintain the vitality of the interactive entertainment industry here in Quebec."