Ubisoft announced today that it will open a new studio in Winnipeg.
"This private capital investment in Manitoba will create new jobs and opportunities for students and graduates in the interactive digital media, information and communications technology fields", Pedersen said.It brought in more than $310 million in its first seven days, Ubisoft said, but some of the more playful stats about the game's first week are far more interesting: players have thrown more than 35 million sticks of dynamite and been ambushed by skunks more than 8,000 times, Ubisoft said on its blog.
"Ubisoft will invest 35-million dollars in Manitoba and create one-hundred new jobs", said Ubisoft Canada CEO Yannis Mallat.
"Opening in Fall 2018, Ubisoft Winnipeg is the newest addition to the Ubisoft Canadian studios family, a collective of AAA game development teams dedicated to creating immersive, engaging worlds for our players around the world".
Rest assured that as popular as Fortnite and PUBG might be, there's still a big market for open-world games across various different platforms.
"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.
A news conference will be held in Winnipeg this morning to share more details but several sources indicated it will be a major development for the city. Ubisoft Winnipeg will hire Engineers, Tool Programmers, Technical Artists and talent from other specialized areas of expertise to support its ambitious mandate.