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Amazon Games Recruits Former Ubisoft Managing Director To Lead Montreal Studio

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2021 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT

Amazon Games announced that Alexandre Parizeau has been appointed head of its recently opened development studio in Montreal, Canada.

Alex brings over 20 years of experience in the gaming industry, most recently at Ubisoft Toronto as Managing Director. Alex, who also served as Senior Producer on Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six Vegas, will lead development of the studio’s first project, a competitive multiplayer AAA title based on new IP. In addition, Alex will work closely with studio founders, who most recently worked as the core team behind the tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege, to build a broad and talented team in Montreal, developing games that offer bold new play experiences, and foster community inside and outside of the games themselves.

“Alex has a long track record of building talented teams and successful games, and is a perfect fit for what we aspire to create at our new studio in Montreal,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Games. “He managed the development teams behind major franchises during his time at Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto, and he instantly clicked with our team’s vision and creative leads, some of which he worked with previously at Ubisoft. Alex will continue assembling an outstanding team in Montreal, and we’re looking forward to sharing more on what they’re creating when the time is right.” 

"When I first met the team, I was both impressed and convinced by their vision for a brand new competitive multiplayer experience. I feel very fortunate to join this great group of people, to have the privilege to start a new studio, and to build and foster the team that will continue along this journey. With the trust and support from Amazon Games, we have an exceptional opportunity to innovate and push the limits of what multiplayer gaming is today,” said Alex Parizeau, Studio Head, Montreal.  

The Montreal studio, which joins Amazon Games development teams in Seattle, Orange County, and San Diego, will focus on creating original AAA games. Upcoming internally developed titles from Amazon Games include open world MMO New World, releasing September 28, 2021, and several unannounced projects currently in development, including an original game from the team in San Diego, led by industry veteran John Smedley. Amazon Games is also a publisher of externally developed games, including Lost Ark developed by Smilegate RPG, releasing in early 2022. 

Amazon Games is hiring across a variety of disciplines, backgrounds, and skill-levels, with key open positions at the Montreal studio include Software Developers and Game Artists. Browse open positions on Amazon Jobs. Don’t see an open role in Montreal that is right for you but want to send us your resume for future consideration?  Email your resume to

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