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Ubisoft to Build New CG Studio

Ubisoft announced a new phase of development for its operations in Quebec, Canada. The company, which currently boasts more than 1,600 in the province, could invest up to an additional 295.6 million euros over the next six years with the goal of building up a team of 3,000 employees by 2013. This forecast exceeds current development objectives for 2005-2010 by an additional 1,000 jobs.

The plan for the creation of 1,000 new jobs revolves around two main objectives: creating 500 new videogame positions in Quebec by 2013, and building a new CG studio with a mandate to produce short films inspired by Ubisoft game brands. The first eight-minute short film will be based on the award-winning and highly anticipated game, ASSASSIN'S CREED.