Job ads point to Ubisoft opening Sydney studio

Job ads point to Ubisoft opening Sydney studio

It would appear that French publishing giant Ubisoft is setting up shop in Sydney, Australia.

As reported by ScreenHub, the company is seemingly hiring for a development project in the city. Ubisoft has had an office in Sydney for some 20 years now, but it has primarily been a sales and marketing outpost. These job ads now emphasise that game development is going to be part of the Australian office.

"Welcome to Ubisoft Australia," one ad read. "The Sydney office comprises 29 people who thrive on bringing Ubisoft games to the Australian market via marketing, sales, operations, finance and game development. Our culture is unique and vibrant."

As for what this team is going to be working on, the job ads make reference to it being an online multiplayer game with a "realistic setting". The Sydney studio is also going to be collaborating with Ubisoft San Francisco for this project.

Ubisoft operates studios around the world. During the 2020/21 financial year, the firm reported that a record 141 million people played their games, thanks to a certain global pandemic.

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