Ubisoft has announced in a press release that it is concentrating its American operations for online games in Montreal, Quebec and is expected to generate over 500 jobs to its studios in the region, the firm announced in a press release today. The $373 million CAD ($362 million USD) investment will focus on online infrastructures and the expansion of Ubisoft’s motion capture technologies.
“The expertise found at Ubisoft’s Quebec studios is at the heart of the group’s growth and success for over 16 years,” Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat said, in part. “To this established and recognized know-how, we add new needs in terms of infrastructures and online operations, in anticipation of the new experiences players expect.”
Ubisoft is planning to employ more than 3,500 developers in its Quebec studios by 2020. The positions will include standard video game production roles, and also “community and network management specialists, business intelligence analysts, mathematicians, telemetry experts, system operators, and monetization and interactive marketing specialists,” Ubisoft explains.
“We firmly believe in the importance of creative industries for our economy and are pleased to have been supporting Ubisoft since their arrival in Quebec, in 1997” Quebec Premier Pauline Marois said. “Their growth and concrete economic benefits for the Quebec nation are true sources of pride. The project announced today, bringing about important job creation, allows us to foresee success in the future.”