Ubisoft announced today that it plans to open up a new Canadian development studio in Winnipeg. The new Winnipeg location will develop tools and technology in support development on franchises like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry, Ubisoft says.
"The creation of these massive digital worlds is increasingly complex," says Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Canadian Studios. "It's critical that our development teams have access to the best tech and tools to continue to develop the most innovative games in our fast-paced, highly competitive market."
Ubisoft says it expects the new studio will create 100 new jobs over the next five years. "With its thriving local techno-creative industry, and innovative university and college programs that combine creative arts, IT, and computer science, Winnipeg is truly a hidden gem for talent in the video game industry," said Darryl Long, managing director of Ubisoft Winnipeg.
The company already operates more than 30 studios around the world with more than 13,000 employees. That includes more than 4,500 employees at Ubisoft's current Canadian locations in Montreal, Saguenay, Toronto, and Quebec City.