Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gaming Giant Known for Assassin's Creed, Far Cry Sets Up Shop in Winnipeg

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gaming Giant Known for Assassin's Creed, Far Cry Sets Up Shop in Winnipeg

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Gaming giant sets up shop in Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG - A world-renowned video game company is setting up shop in Winnipeg.

Ubisoft, which is known for games like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry, says it is opening an office in the city.

The French gaming giant plans to invest $35 million in the province, creating 100 jobs over the next five years.

There will be opportunity for engineers, tool programmers and technical artists.

The company already has teams in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, Toronto and Halifax.

Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade Blaine Pedersen says the gaming giant's move to Manitoba will help grow the tech talent pool in the province.

"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," Pedersen said in a release Friday. …

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