The lights are on
Ubisoft has announced that it will be begin hiring for 100 new positions in its Quebec City studio over the next three years. The investment of CAD 28 million ($25.2 million) is supported in part by CAD 510,000 ($459,000) from the Quebec government.
The Quebec City studio currently employs over 320 individuals. Its 25 game credits include work on the Assassin’s Creed, Might & Magic, and Prince of Persia series.
Ubisoft announced 500 new jobs in September 2013 these will support development, online operations in North America, and motion capture technology. The jobs announced today are in addition to these.
Our TakeBetween Capcom’s planned hiring blitz and Ubisoft’s continued good news on the hiring front are signals that next-generation consoles are having the anticipated growth effect. The contraction we have been experiencing was partially attributed to a waning console cycle. With turnaround in progress, we’ll hopefully see more stories like this rather than news of layoffs and closures.