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Video game giant Ubisoft to open office in Winnipeg

Video game giant Ubisoft to open office in Winnipeg

Over the next five years, Ubisoft says it plans to invest $35 million CAD into the studio, which will create 100 new jobs in the city.

Far Cry 5, the most recent entry in the open-world first person shooter franchise, has reportedly sold an estimated 5 million copies in its first week.

It's the fastest-selling game in the history of the series, and the second best launch of any Ubisoft game ever, behind The Division. "We have had previous successes on this on past projects by identifying bottlenecks in the world creation and iteration pipelines and streamlining these processes".

As of now there are no specific plans for the location of the new Winnipeg offices, but Ubisoft expects to be up and running by the fall.

Overall, this is something that will only bold well for Ubisoft and future content/titles.

"With its thriving local techno-creative industry, and innovative university and college programs that combine creative arts, IT and computer science, Winnipeg is truly a hidden gem for talent in the video game industry", added Darryl Long, managing director of Ubisoft Winnipeg, in a press statement. This new Winnipeg studio will be comprised of AAA development teams. Ubisoft Winnipeg will hire Engineers, Tool Programmers, Technical Artists, and other professionals in the same field in order to fully achieve their mandate. "Winnipeg's Information and Communications Technology sector has seen tremendous growth recently and adding a world-renowned company like Ubisoft is excellent news for Winnipeg". They will join a network of around 4,500 Canadian Ubisoft team members. "This is a huge win for Winnipeg".

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