UBISOFT ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF A NEW STUDIO IN SHERBROOKE AND A
MAJOR INVESTMENT PROGRAM IN QUEBEC
UBISOFT ANNOUNCES THE
OPENING OF A NEW STUDIO IN SHERBROOKE AND A MAJOR INVESTMENT
PROGRAM IN QUEBEC
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November 16, 2021 –
Ubisoft is announcing the opening of a fourth video game
development studio in Quebec, in the city of Sherbrooke known as
the academic and economic hub of the Eastern Townships. This new
studio reaffirms Ubisoft’s commitment as a major economic player
serving the province’s talent, communities and ecosystems.
In the presence of Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon,
Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for
Regional Economic Development and Ms. Évelyne Beaudin, Mayor of
Sherbrooke, Mr. Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder and CEO of Ubisoft,
and Ms. Nathalie Jasmin, Director of the Ubisoft Sherbrooke studio,
made the announcement today, marking another milestone in Ubisoft’s
development in Quebec nearly 25 years after the Group’s first entry
into the province.
This fourth studio in the heart of the city of
Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships, known as a hotbed of talent
and high-tech expertise with a burgeoning digital ecosystem, will
further enhance Quebec’s international leadership in the video game
In addition, Ubisoft has announced a targeted
investment plan of $17M with three essential programs -- Ubisoft
Education, Ubisoft Entrepreneurs and La Forge -- to support youth
training, entrepreneurship and innovation. An accelerator,
accompanied by an investment and mentorship program in support of
independent businesses in the video game industry, will also be put
into place in 2022.
Supported by an ambitious development plan and
nearly $950 million in new investments, Ubisoft plans to continue
its growth by attracting talent from around the world and investing
in the next generation locally.
“We are proud that Ubisoft has chosen to invest
in Quebec to ensure its growth. Many new companies here will be
able to benefit from the recognized expertise of this world leader
and take advantage of its networks. The entire ecosystem
surrounding the video game industry will gain from this,” said Mr.
Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister
Responsible for Regional Economic Development.
“The City is delighted that Ubisoft is setting
up a studio in Sherbrooke, where the Sherbrooke Innopole’s team has
worked on a business attraction project for many years in
collaboration with the Bureau de coordination du développement
économique. The realization of this project goes to show that our
human-scale city is well regarded by major players in search of
qualified workers who are attracted by an exceptional quality of
life,” said Évelyne Beaudin, Sherbrooke Mayor.
“These announcements mark another milestone in
Ubisoft’s development in Quebec, nearly 25 years after the Group’s
first arrival in the province. Thanks to the government’s
leadership, Quebec has asserted itself as a leader in the creation
and production of video games on a global scale, at the forefront
of the technological revolutions that are shaping the future of our
industry. Of our 20,000 employees, nearly 5,000 work in Montreal,
Quebec City, Piedmont and Saguenay today. With the Sherbrooke
studio, Ubisoft is living up to its promise of being a significant
economic engine and of continuing to invest in talent and the
ecosystems that surround it,” declared Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder
and CEO of Ubisoft.
“After the successful development of the Ubisoft
studio in Saguenay, inaugurated in 2018, and its positive impact on
the region and on the city of Chicoutimi, we believe that this
fourth video game studio in Sherbrooke will make a great impact and
reinforce the predominant role of the Eastern Townships in the
sector. This technological pole in this region has become, over the
years, a veritable hotbed of talent in many areas of high-tech
expertise. By opening this studio, we will offer new options for
our current employees, propose new opportunities for local talent,
and actively support local initiatives and our communities,” added
Nathalie Jasmin, Director of the Ubisoft Sherbrooke studio.
Ubisoft Sherbrooke will co-develop some of the
Group’s main franchises and will contribute to the development of
the most recent innovations in the fields of entertainment and
technology. The studio will bring together a multidisciplinary and
diverse team composed of professionals from many areas of
expertise, notably production management, programming, graphic
design, modelling, animation, and game-level design.
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