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Ubisoft opens new studio in Sherbrooke

Ubisoft opens new studio in Sherbrooke

Ubisoft Sherbrooke will bring together an “interdisciplinary and diverse” team of professionals from several areas of expertise. (Photo: 123RF)

Ubisoft (UBI, $46.60) today announced the opening of a fourth video game creation studio in Quebec, in the heart of Sherbrooke. The French company, which has about 20,000 employees, of whom 5,000 work in Quebec, has so far had studios in Montreal, Quebec and Saguenay.

Ubisoft Sherbrooke will be run by Nathalie Jasmin, Producer since 2012 who has worked mainly in games Great quest for epic lootAnd Guild Assassin’s Creed And rainbow six sig. The task of the new studio will mainly consist of developing various games for the French company.

Ubisoft Sherbrooke will be directed by Natalie Yasmine, a post producer since 2012 who has worked on The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and Rainbow Six Siege games. (photo courtesy)

Studio Sherbrooke will bring together an “interdisciplinary and diverse” team consisting of professionals from several areas of expertise, including “production management, programming, graphic design, modeling, animation and game level design”. Currently, the company estimates it can create about 80 new jobs in Sherbrooke. It creates “a hundred new jobs a year in the regions”.

“With Studio Sherbrooke, Ubisoft continues its mission to serve as an economic driver for Quebec City, a mission that began nearly 25 years ago,” said Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft Co-Founder and CEO, via a press release. So we rely heavily on the talents of Quebec and the economic ecosystems of the regions that compose it.”

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Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister responsible for Regional Economic Development, welcomed the initiative in a press release: “We are proud to have chosen Ubisoft to invest in Quebec to ensure its growth. Many young companies here will be able to benefit from their experience and benefit from their networks. The ecosystem associated with the video game sector will be the winner.”

As for Sherbrooke’s new mayor, Evelyn Bowden, she said she was “excited” about the process: “This shows that our city is in a strong position with large companies looking for qualified labour. Sherbrooke, a city on a human level, knows how to attract workers,” she said. In search of an exceptional quality of life.” “Welcome to Sherbrooke!” She said at the end of her speech at the Siboire Hotel downtown.

At the same time, Ubisoft revealed an investment program of approximately $950 million by 2030. This would enable it to “continue its growth in Quebec, attract talent here from around the world, and continue investing in the next generation from here.”

The first initiative funded by this investment program corresponds to a budget of $17 million divided between Ubisoft Education (training for youth), Ubisoft Entrepreneurs (entrepreneurship support) and La Forge (innovation support). Thus, an accelerator, accompanied by an investment and support program to support independent companies in the video game sector, will be developed in 2022.