September 30, 2013 6:14 pm

Ubisoft announces new studio in Montreal

MONTREAL – Ubisoft says it will increase its already large video game development operation in Quebec, increasing its workforce in the province to more than 3,500 by 2020 — an increase of 500 jobs.

Known for such games as “Assassin’s Creed,” Ubisoft says the expansion will help it develop games for a new generation of game consoles and mobile devices.

It says the Montreal expansion represents a $373-million investment over seven years. The Quebec government will provide the French company with $9.9 million and tax credit adjustments.

The company says jobs that will be created include network management specialists, mathematicians, telemetry experts, systems operatios and interactive marketing specialists.

Ubisoft has offices in 29 countries and set up in Quebec in 1997.

Its video game titles also include “Splinter Cell” and “Just Dance.”

© The Canadian Press, 2013

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