Winnipeg's Exchange District welcomes Ubisoft studio

One of the most famous video game developers, Ubisoft, opened a studio in Winnipeg.

As it became known, Ubisoft plans to allocate $35 million for Manitoba over the next 5 years. Darryl Long, Ubisoft Winnipeg's managing director joked:

"Fast forward a hundred years and I love the fact that we've evolved from hardware to software development."

Manitoba has an online tax benefit on digital media, so such a well-known video game developer has accepted the invitation of the province with pleasure.

Blaine Pedersen, Manitoba's Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade was seen at the event. Brian Bowman was also there on Thursday. "This is a tremendous opportunity," said Blaine Pedersen. "We are really excited for the potential for building the business here in Manitoba."

Ubisoft promised to create about 100 jobs, and at the moment 25 people have already been hired. "This province is home to impressive techno-creative talent, and we made the right decision to be here," said Ubisoft Canada CEO Yannis Mallat. "We are excited to be part of this vibrant community."

Ubisoft also shared its plans for the next years: by 2025, the company plans to increase the number of players by 10 times compared with 2018.

"To do so, our teams must create new, innovative technology that allows us to create more content, more efficiently," Mallat added. "Our team in Winnipeg is instrumental in helping us achieve this ambitious goal."

He also said that the company is on the verge of new developments in the field of video games and in the near future Artificial Intelligence will be used to the full, which will make games even better and more interesting.

According to the official data, Ubisoft has 30 studios in 18 countries around the world, and more than 15,000 people work there.

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