Ubisoft has announced that they will be expanding operations in Quebec and plans to create 1,000 new jobs in the province by 2017. The expansion includes the brand-new studio in Saguenay which plans to hire 125 people and will focuse on online services and technologies.
“We are entrusting Ubisoft Saguenay with a mandate that is resolutely focused on the future,” said Yannis Mallat, CEO of the Ubisoft Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto studios. “The development of connected experiences that allow millions of players to meet and interact on online game platforms is a leading growth and innovation driver not only for Ubisoft, but for the entire video game industry as a whole.”
The expansion didn’t stop at the new studio as bishop Montreal and Quebec City studios have announced that they will be expanding 675 and 200 jobs . These two studios are the ones responsible for some of Ubisoft’s biggest titles including the Assassin’s Creed series as well as Far Cry and Watch_Dogs. The next title for the studio – Assassin’s Creed Origins – will be out on October 27th 2017.
Ubisoft also stated plans for opening another studio in the province in the near future. Those looking for a job at Ubisoft’s new Saguenay studios can apply on their website as the company has already started posting job listings.