Ubisoft Quebec will take the reigns on a new entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Traditionally led by the company’s Montreal studio, development of the title has now been handed over to its growing office in Quebec City.
The team is also set to move into a new studio in St. Roch in Quebec as part of a $28m investment as it looks to significantly increase its headcount. It aims to recruit 100 new employees over the next three years to add to the studio’s already 350-strong team.
The publisher has said the investment ensures the studio’s presence in the city for the next 14 years.
"We’re glad to be staying in Quebec City, in St-Roch, a neighbourhood bursting with creativity and which we have called home for the last ten years," stated Ubisoft Quebec MD Nicolas Rioux.
"Our team is very attached to this techno-cultural hub, which the City of Quebec has built up over the years. Today, 350 people work at Ubisoft Quebec, a third of whom live in or near St-Roch. We draw talent from around the world to Quebec City. In fact, 15 per cent of our team members are from abroad. Our teams contribute to the economy and vibrancy of this neighbourhood, and we are thrilled to help ensure that this vitality will endure for years to come."
Ubisoft Quebec has been involved in the Assassin’s Creed franchise since the release of Brotherhood, and has also worked on other Ubisoft IP such as Prince of Persia and Watch Dogs.