A new Ubisoft studio is coming to Winnipeg, Manitoba, joining the Ubisoft Canadian Studios collective of AAA development teams in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, and Toronto. The studio will play a key role as a co-development studio, supporting popular franchises including Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry by developing tools and technology to enable teams to create immersive and engaging open worlds for players.
“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.”
Looking to create more than 100 new jobs within the next five years, Ubisoft Winnipeg will hire engineers, tool programmers, technical artists, and more specialists from Winnipeg. “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,” says Darryl Long, Managing Director of Ubisoft Winnipeg. “Knowing the city and the people behind all the initiatives driving economic growth through creativity and innovation, I am extremely excited about what we will achieve with this new studio.”
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