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Ubisoft Expected to Add 500 New Jobs in Quebec over the Next Seven Years

Posted on September 30, 2013 AT 02:00pm

Ubisoft will invest over $373 million to increase the workforce at its Quebec studios with 500 new jobs and bolster its motion capture technologies over the next seven years, the company announced today.

The Quebec Studio is chiefly responsible for mobile and online development, though they have (like practically every Ubisoft studio) contributed to Assassin’s Creed games, as well as Raving Rabbids Invasion.

“The imminent arrival of the next generation of consoles, the expansion of mobile platforms, the multiplication of connected, immersive, and social environments, and the strategic importance of the relationship between developers and players are profoundly transforming the videogame industry,” Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot said in a press release. “Today’s announcement allows us to anticipate the growth of our future needs with the main objective of strengthening proximity with our players and creating value for them.”

The 500 new jobs will include a wide range of positions within the development, production, and operations of videogame development, including management specialists, business intelligence analysts, mathematicians, telemetry experts, and interactive marketing specialists.

According to the press release, this initiative was made possibly thanks to a non-refundable $9.9 million contribution from the Quebec Government.

“We firmly believe in the importance of creative industries for our economy and are pleased to have been supporting Ubisoft since their arrival in Quebec in 1997,” Quebec Premier Pauline Marois said. “Their growth and concrete economic benefits for the Quebec nation are true sources of pride. The project announced today, bringing about important job creation, allows us to foresee success int he future.”

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