Ubi opens new studio in Quebec City

by: Chuck -
Ubi sends word that they have opened up a new studio in Quebec City. No word on what title the studio will initially begin working on but if you are in the area and want a job you can check out their online job listings.
UBISOFT OPENS ITS DOORS IN QUEBEC CITY

390 Charest East Becomes the Ubisoft Building; Nicolas Rioux, Appointed General Manager, Welcomes First Employees

Québec City, June 1, 2005 — Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s leading video game publishers, officially opens its door in the provincial capital where it intends to invest 75 M$ CAD and create 200 jobs within five years. Ubisoft will start with 75 jobs in Quebec City this year. The new production studio will be located in the heart of the Saint-Roch district at 390, Charest East.

“We are in Quebec City for its talent and its dynamic nature. Our objective is to build a studio where creativity and technological know how will come together to create world class games,’’ said Martin Tremblay, president and chief operating officer of Ubisoft Canada.

Tremblay also announced the appointment of Nicolas Rioux as vice president and general manager of the Quebec City Studio. “Nicolas is an experienced video game development manager, known for his vision and leadership. I’m confident that he’ll quickly make our Quebec City studio an international leader, able to take on the most ambitious projects.”

“This is the start of an exciting adventure for Ubisoft in Quebec City,” said Nicolas Rioux. “Ubisoft has a reputation for developing high quality, breakthrough games. Our new studio will pursue this same successful approach. Starting right away, we’ll work on innovative projects based on strong licenses, using the latest technologies.”

Ubisoft was established in Montreal in 1997 and employs 1100 developers there. Ubisoft announced on February 1, 2005 its intention to invest 700 M$ CAD over five years and create 1000 new jobs in Quebec by 2010, bringing its total number of employees to 2000 in the province.

Ubisoft is now recruiting candidates from the three major areas of video game development: artists, designers and programmers. Those interested in submitting their resumes can do so at : www.jobs.ubisoft.ca

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of € 537 million for the 2004–2005 fiscal year, an increase of 8 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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