Video game giant Ubisoft is setting up shop in Winnipeg, creating 100 new jobs as part of a $35 million investment over the next five years.
The Ubisoft Winnipeg studio is the latest addition to a global market, with the third-largest independent video game publisher already operating in more than 30 countries.
“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,” said 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.”
France-based Ubisoft says the Winnipeg studio will play a strategic role as an AAA co-development studio dedicated to developing tools and technology that enable teams to create immersive, engaging game worlds for players.
The Winnipeg team will also be responsible for support Ubisoft’s world-renowned brands, such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Watch Dogs.
Positions available at the Winnipeg studio can be found at: winnipeg.ubisoft.com.