Ubisoft has announced in a press release the creation of a new studio in Montréal, Ubisoft Saguenay. The new studio is part of a larger push by Ubisoft in the
You can read more information in the official press release below:
Saguenay, Sept. 5, 2017 — Today, the Co-Founder and CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, the CEO of the Ubisoft Montréal, Quebec and Toronto studios, Yannis Mallat, and the Managing Director of Ubisoft Saguenay, Jimmy Boulianne, announced plans for the next phase of the company’s expansion in the Province of Quebec.
This announcement took place in the presence of the Prime Minister of Quebec, Mr. Philippe Couillard, the Minister of Finance, Mr. Carlos Leitão, as well as the Mayor of Saguenay and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Promotion Saguenay, Mr. Jean Tremblay.
Ubisoft is focusing on significantly increasing its regional operations with the creation of the Ubisoft Saguenay studio in early 2018. Online services and technologies are one of the videogame industry’s main growth and innovation drivers, and Ubisoft Saguenay will be dedicated continuing to develop expertise in this area within the company. The studio should grow to 125 employees within 5 years, which represents direct regional investments from Ubisoft of $135M by 2027.
“We are entrusting Ubisoft Saguenay with a mandate that is resolutely focused on the future. The development of connected experiences that allow millions of players to meet and interact on online game platforms is a leading growth and innovation driver not only for Ubisoft, but for the entire videogame industry as a whole,” said Mallat.
Ubisoft also intends to pursue its regional expansion and open another studio in the Province of Quebec by 2027.