Quebec City, July 2, 2014 – Following the announcement of an investment of $28 million at its Quebec City studio at Davos in January, Ubisoft confirmed today that it will be investing $4 million of this amount to equip new workspaces in the St-Roch district. This move will ensure the studio’s presence in the neighborhood for the next 14 years. At the same time, Ubisoft revealed that the Quebec studio is ramping up to be lead studio in the production of a future installment of Assassin’s Creed®, one of Ubisoft’s flagship brands and one of the most popular and best-selling video game franchises in the world.
As part of the expansion and development efforts necessary to head up the production of new-gen AAA titles, the Ubisoft Quebec will move to a new, cutting-edge studio just down the street from its current location. This announcement was made as part of the unveiling of a new program by Quebec City to support the development of tech companies in St-Roch. Financial support totaling $500,000 will help update the new studio space and facilities to house a tech company and thus keep the studio’s expertise, know-how, and economic activity in St-Roch.
585 boulevard Charest Est, currently occupied by ABB, will become the new Ubisoft building in spring 2016. Ubisoft Quebec will occupy the first 3 floors, which will be completely redesigned and rebuilt according to the requirements of a modern AAA game development studio. As announced in January, the Ubisoft Quebec studio plans on expanding its talent pool by hiring some 100 new employees over the next 3 years. So far, over half of these new recruits have already joined the team.
“We’re glad to be staying in Quebec City, in St-Roch, a neighborhood bursting with creativity and which we have called home for the last 10 years,” stated Ubisoft Quebec Managing Director Nicolas Rioux. Our team is very attached to this techno-cultural hub, which the City of Quebec has built up over the years. Today, 350 people work at Ubisoft Quebec, a third of whom live in or near St-Roch. We draw talent from around the world to Quebec City. In fact, 15% of our team members are from abroad. Our teams contribute to the economy and vibrancy of this neighborhood, and we are thrilled to help ensure that this vitality will endure for years to come.”
Having been involved in the Assassin’s Creed franchise since Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood, Ubisoft Quebec is ramping up to lead the production of one of the next installments in the series.
“With a creative team of over 350 talented members, we are one of Ubisoft’s flagship studios in the creation of the highest quality online, connected, and mobile gaming worlds. We have many years of experience on major Ubisoft franchises such as Prince of Persia®, Heroes of Might & Magic®, Watch DogsTM, and Assassin’s Creed. We are thrilled that we will be heading up one of the next episodes of this major Ubisoft brand,” stated Rioux.
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