Video game giant Ubisoft is coming to Winnipeg.
The France-based company, best known for its Assassin’s Creed series, announced Friday morning that it plans to open an office in the city this fall.
The worldwide company plans to invest $35 million in Manitoba and said the new studio will create 100 new jobs over the next five years.
“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,” said Darryl Long, a 15-year veteran at Ubisoft who will be managing director of the Winnipeg studio, in a news release.
On its website, Ubisoft says it has the largest in-house development staff in the industry, employing more than 12,000 people.
The firm already has more than 30 studios in 18 countries, including offices in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax.
The company employs 4,500 people in Canada.
If you are interested in their current job offerings, please go to https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/careers/search.aspx and enter Winnipeg as the city.