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Ubisoft investing $28 million more in Quebec, adding 100 new jobs

Ubisoft is expanding its operations in Quebec with an investment of $28 million CAD ($25,266,816.09 USD) over the next three years. The goal is to fill 100 new positions focusing on AAA next-generation development at Ubisoft's Quebec City studio. The government will assist Ubisoft Quebec City's ...

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WB Games Montreal investment to create 100 new jobs

WB Games Montreal will add 100 new jobs as it continues to grow beyond its original scope, receiving $1.5 million from the Quebec government. Announced in 2010, the studio was positioned to work on social and mobile projects, but is now on the verge of releasing its first triple-A game, Batman: Ark...

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WB Games Montreal gets $1.5 million investment from government

Quebec's government has invested $1.5 million in WB Games Montreal, developers of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins, as part of a five-year, $63 million expansion which will create 100 jobs at the company. WB Montreal Studio Chief Martin Carrier predicted the studio would play host to 500 peop...

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Ubisoft invests $362M in Quebec over 7 years, plans to add 500 jobs

Ubisoft is concentrating its American operations for online games in Montreal, Quebec, expecting to add 500 new jobs to the region by 2020. This investment over the next seven years focuses on online infrastructures and the expansion of Ubisoft's motion capture technologies, and it will bring Ubiso...

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Ubisoft Quebec adds a Longtail studio

Ubisoft has reached a deal to absorb 48 members of Longtail Studios Quebec into its own Quebec City studio, reports French-language outlet Le Soleil (Google translation). The acquisition will also result in a reported 5–6 staff layoffs and effectively closes Longtail's Quebec branch, though it...

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Report: Warner Bros. Interactive opening Montreal studio

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is the latest company to take advantage of Canada's talent (and yummy, yummy tax incentives) for game developers and publishers. GameFocus reports that WBIE (WBI-oui?) will open a new studio in Montreal that will be lead by division president Martin Tremblay a...

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Half-Minute Hero can't rescue Quebec

If you're looking for a UMD version of Half-Minute Hero in Quebec, stop trying. A Destructoid reader looking for the game was surprised it had skipped a release altogether in the Canadian province -- and it's all thanks to the law. "Canadian distribution is always tricky because of the bilingual la...

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Quebec law outlaws English-only titles if French versions exist [update]

[Update: We've clarified the exact implications of the law -- English-only titles are affected if there is a French version available, which is now given preference. We apologize for any confusion caused.] Beginning today, if you live in Quebec and want to buy a game that doesn't contain any Fren...

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Quebec working on deal for more games in French

A joint initiative between the French-speaking province of Quebec in Canada and the video game industry is looking to have more games in French. A spokesperson for the Quebec government said a deal is in the works for all games entering the province to be translated into French. Video-game distrib...

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Eidos sets up shop in Montreal alongside Ubisoft, EA

Rampant piracy hasn't stopped Ubisoft from making moves in Montreal, initiating a massive studio expansion that will see 1,000 new jobs created over the next six years. And now Ubisoft, and existing neighbor EA Montreal, will be joined by Eidos. The UK powerhouse has formally announced plans to laun...

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