Ubisoft’s Quebec studio, which focuses on mobile and online development, but has also worked on the Assassin’s Creed series, expects to gain 500 jobs over the next seven years, following a $373 million investment by the company in its Quebec branch. Ubisoft will further invest in motion capture technology, and plans to employ 3500 people by 2020. Even the Quebec government is stepping in with financial and legislative assistance. Ubisoft co-founder Yves Guillemot asserted that his company’s expansion is integral to its close relationship with gaming consumers:
“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,” said Guillemot.