Ubisoft injects 100 jobs into Quebec through $25M investment

Ubisoft plans to create 100 new jobs at its Quebec City studio with an investment of $25 million spread over three years, the company announced today, with the Quebec government contributing an additional $450,000 towards the expansion.

According to the announcement, the investment will see the company strengthen its infrastructure, recruit talent and "take the lead on the development of AAA next-gen games." Currently employing 320 people, the studio has contributed to the development of the Assassin's Creed franchise, Raving Rabbids Invasion and Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth. The branch's development focus has been on Wii U and Xbox 360 platforms in recent years.

"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," said Ubisoft co-founder and CEO, Yves Guillemot in a prepared statement.

Quebec City mayor, Régis Labeaume, said in a statement Ubisoft's growth plays an important role in Quebec City and that the investment will help to maintain the Quebec's healthy interactive entertainment industry. The Quebec government's contribution is from its ESSOR program, an initiative that assists with the growth of for-profit companies.

"We are proud to accompany Ubisoft in its growth in Quebec," said Prime Minister Pauline Marois in a statement. "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."

This is the second Canadian investment announced by Ubisoft within as many months, where the company revealed last September that it expected to add 500 jobs in Quebec through a $373 million investment over seven years. A week prior that, the Quebec government announced that it planned to invest $1.5 million into Batman: Arkham Origins developer Warner Bros. Games Montreal, which hoped to create 100 jobs in the region.

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