Video game development studio setting up shop in Winnipeg


"This private capital investment in Manitoba will create new jobs and opportunities for Manitoba students and graduates in the interactive digital media, information and communications technology fields".

The Assassin's Creed creator intends to sink $35 million into the new outfit, and suggests the Winnipeg office will create 100 jobs in the province over the next five years. The entire game is open world, so players can tackle the cult and their leaders in any way they want by using a variety of weapons, allies and vehicles.

We already knew that Far Cry 5 was a hit for Ubisoft here in the United Kingdom, with the game hitting the top of retail sales charts.

The developers, when employed, will study, create and refine "tools" and "technology" to enable teams to make new "open worlds" for players.

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It's a new studio that's coming to Winnipeg, Manitoba with hopes of continuing to push the envelope in future DLC content and new intellectual properties for Ubisoft.

Ubisoft Winnipeg will work closely to help grow the local techno-creative industry through local partners focused on economic development and education. They will join a network of around 4,500 Canadian Ubisoft team members.

Red River College offers several programs that go hand and hand with video game creation. "Knowing the city and the people behind all the initiatives driving economic growth through creativity and innovation, I am extremely excited about what we will achieve with this new studio".

Ubisoft is already hiring for a number of positions at its Winnipeg studio, including programmers, artists and producers.