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Ubisoft adding 500 jobs in Quebec

Media | 10/01/2013 9:51 pm EDT

French gaming company Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. will concentrate its American operations for online games and infrastructure in Montreal, the company said in a release Monday. The company said it will also invest $373 million over seven years in the expansion of its motion capture technologies, resulting in an expected 500 new jobs in Quebec during the period. Ubisoft said it expects to employ more than 3,500 people in its Quebec studios by 2020. "The imminent arrival of the next generation of consoles, the expansion of mobile platforms, the multiplication of connected, immersive, and social environments, and the strategic importance of the relationship between developers and players are profoundly transforming the video game industry," Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement. The 500 new jobs will cover a wide range of new skills in development, production, and operations, including community and network management specialists, business intelligence analysts, mathematicians, telemetry...

Pelland joins Ubisoft

Media | 06/04/2013 7:42 pm EDT

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.’s Quebec City office hired François Pelland as its executive director of development, the company said. In a release Tuesday, the international video game producer said Pelland will be responsible for “successfully delivering the ambitious projects” developed at its Quebec City studio. It added that he previously served as senior development director at Electronic Arts Inc. in Montreal....