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Ubisoft's Second Canadian Development Studio Opens For Business

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT

Today Ubisoft officially opens its door in the provincial capital where it intends to invest 75 M$ CAD and create 200 jobs within five years. Ubisoft will start with 75 jobs in Quebec City this year. The new production studio will be located in the heart of the Saint-Roch district at 390, Charest East.

"We are in Quebec City for its talent and its dynamic nature. Our objective is to build a studio where creativity and technological know how will come together to create world class games," said Martin Tremblay, president and chief operating officer of Ubisoft Canada.

Tremblay also announced the appointment of Nicolas Rioux as vice president and general manager of the Quebec City Studio. "Nicolas is an experienced video game development manager, known for his vision and leadership. I'm confident that he'll quickly make our Quebec City studio an international leader, able to take on the most ambitious projects."

"This is the start of an exciting adventure for Ubisoft in Quebec City," said Nicolas Rioux. "Ubisoft has a reputation for developing high quality, breakthrough games. Our new studio will pursue this same successful approach. Starting right away, we'll work on innovative projects based on strong licenses, using the latest technologies."

Ubisoft was established in Montreal in 1997 and employs 1100 developers there. Ubisoft announced on February 1, 2005 its intention to invest 700 M$ CAD over five years and create 1000 new jobs in Quebec by 2010, bringing its total number of employees to 2000 in the province.

Ubisoft is now recruiting candidates from the three major areas of video game development: artists, designers and programmers. Those interested in submitting their resumes can do so at : www.jobs.ubisoft.ca

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