March 21, 2023

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Ubisoft opens new studio in Sharebrook

Ubisoft opens new studio in Sharebrook

Ubisoft Sherbrook brings together a “multi-disciplinary and diversified” team of experts in a variety of fields. (Photo: 123RF)

Ubisoft (UBI, $ 46.60) today announced the opening of its fourth video game creation studio in Quebec City, Sherbrook. The French company, with nearly 20,000 employees, 5,000 of which operate in Quebec, has so far had studios in Montreal, Quebec and Sagune.

Ubisoft Sherbrook is managed by producer Nathalie Jasmine, who has been in the post since 2012, and she specializes in games The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate And Rainbow Six Siege. The goal of the new studio will inevitably be to co-develop various games for the French company.

Ubisoft Sherbrook is managed by producer Nathalie Jasmine, who has been in the post since 2012, and has worked on The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, Assassin ‘Creed Syndicate and Rainbow Six Siege Games. (Photo: Courtesy)

The Sherbrook Studio brings together a “multi-disciplinary and diverse” team of experts in a wide range of fields, including production management, programming, graphic design, modeling, animation and game level design. Currently, the company estimates it can create about 80 new jobs in Sharebrook. It offers “a hundred new jobs a year, in the regions”.

“With Sherbrook Studios, Ubisoft continues its mission to serve as one of Quebec’s economic engines for the mission it launched nearly 25 years ago,” Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Gilmot said in a statement. We therefore rely heavily on Quebec’s talent and the economic ecosystems of the regions that make it up.

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Pierre FitzGibbon, Minister for Economy and Innovation and Minister for Regional Economic Development, welcomed the initiative in a press release: “We are proud that Ubisoft has chosen to invest in Quebec to ensure its growth. Many young businesses here can benefit from its expertise and benefit from its networks. The overall ecosystem connected to the video game arena wins. ”

In the case of Sherbrooke’s new mayor, Evelyn Budin, she said she was “excited” by the operation: “It shows that our city is strong with large companies looking for qualified workers. I know, “she declared.” Welcome to Sherbrook! “

At the same time, Ubisoft has unveiled an investment program of nearly $ 950 million by 2030. It “allows Quebec to continue its growth, attract talent from all over the world and continue to invest in the next generation from here.”

The first initiative funded by this investment program is in line with the $ 17 million envelope split between Ubisoft Education (Training for Youth), Ubisoft Founders (Support for Entrepreneurship) and La Forge (Support for Innovation). Therefore, Accelerator 2022 will be implemented with an investment and support program to support independent companies in the video game sector.