Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, .... UBISOFT!?
Ubisoft Expand and Move Into CGI Films
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Ubisoft today announced a significant expansion of its operations in Quebec, Canada. The company is looking to boost the number of team members in the province from 1,600 to 3,000 over the next six years, exceeding previous objectives by an additional 1,000 jobs.
Where will all this new talent be used? There are two main objectives. Firstly, the company is looking to create 500 new videogame related positions by 2013, and secondly, Ubisoft will create a new production centre that will focus on CGI cinema content. The new studio will produce short films based on games in Ubisoft's portfolio, including an eight minute Assassin's Creed short. The CGI studio should have 500 staff members by 2013.