Government of Ontario Gives Quarter Billion Dollars To Ubisoft

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Government of Ontario Gives Quarter Billion Dollars To Ubisoft

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McGuinty Government Lands Major Video Game Studio, 800 Jobs

One of the world's leading game developers aEU" Ubisoft aEU" is coming to Toronto to establish a major video game studio and create 800 high-quality jobs over 10 years.

Ubisoft chose Ontario because of our talented workforce, competitive tax environment and strong ties with the film industry. The McGuinty government is investing $263 million over 10 years in the company. Ubisoft will invest over half-a-billion dollars in the new studio, which will begin operation in late 2009.

Ubisoft is a worldwide leader in producing, publishing and distributing interactive entertainment products. The company has been in QuA(c)bec since 1997 and today employs 2,200 people there. As of January 2009, they also have a presence in Vancouver.

Video games created by Ubisoft include Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia and Far Cry.

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