Ubisoft: New studio founded in Canada, high investments planned
As Ubisoft reports, a new development studio has been founded with Ubisoft Sherbrooke. According to FBI studios in Montreal, Quebec City and Saguenay, it is already the fourth development location of the French publisher, which he builds up in the area the largest Canadian province (by the way exclusively as an official language only). In addition, a special effects team in the region is still located in Piedmont.
In the 25 years, where Ubisoft is in Quebec, among other things, in the studios are mainly responsible series such as Assassin s Creed or Far Cry, the workforce has increased to about 5,000 people — this is about a quarter of all worldwide at the publisher. And it should be far more, one would like to invest not only about 12 million euros (17 million CAD) in three training projects in order to promote the offspring. At the same time, a long-term investment is planned by almost 700 million euros (950 million CAD), so that up to 1,000 other employees can be hired over the next ten years.
The Studio Sherbrooke is headed by Nathalie Jasmin. She came to Ubisoft in 2012 and was now responsible for the online service platform Harbor since 2019 for the online service platform. As it means in the press release, Ubisoft Sherbrooke will develop some of the group s most important franchises and contribute to the development of the latest innovations in the fields of entertainment and technology. The studio is intended to bring together a multidisciplinary and versatile team, which consists of professionals of many areas, especially production management, programming, graphic design, modeling, animation and game design.