Ubisoft continues to expand across Quebec. On Tuesday morning, the video game company announced the opening of the province’s fourth video game development studio.
The new studio will be located in the city of Sherbrooke, which, according to Ubisoft, is the “university and economic center of the Eastern Townships”.
The company says that the fourth studio in Quebec will be in the “heart of the city of Sherbrooke”, known for its talent, its expertise in high technology and a “growing digital ecosystem”. Ubisoft says its new expansion will further strengthen Quebec’s international leadership in the video game industry.
Supported by what it calls an “ambitious development plan”, the company is investing nearly $ 950 million in new investments in its network. Ubisoft intends to continue its growth by attracting talent from all over the world and by investing locally in the next generation.
“The City is delighted that Ubisoft is setting up a studio in Sherbrooke, where the Sherbrooke Innopole team has been working for many years on a business attraction project in collaboration with the Economic Development Coordination Office,” declared Évelyne Beaudin, mayor of Sherbrooke. “The completion of this project shows that our city on a human scale is well regarded by major players looking for qualified workers attracted by an exceptional quality of life.
Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft, affirms that this announcement marks “another important step in the development of Ubisoft in Quebec”, almost 25 years after the first arrival of the Group in the province. “Quebec has established itself as a leader in the creation and production of video games on a global scale, at the forefront of the technological revolutions that are shaping the future of our industry,” continued Guillemot.
The CEO says that of Ubisoft’s 20,000 employees, nearly 5,000 work in Montreal, Quebec, Piedmont and Saguenay.
Ubisoft Sherbrooke will co-develop some of the company’s main franchises and help develop the most recent innovations in the fields of entertainment and technology.
The studio will bring together a multidisciplinary and diverse team of professionals from various areas of expertise, including production management, programming, graphic design, modeling, animation and game-level design.
Job applicants can visit the Ubisoft Sherbrooke website for more details on careers and job openings.