Ubisoft Montreal employees can breathe calmly: the threat of a possible hostage situation was a false alarm. This is confirmed by the police.
Ubisoft Montreal employees can breathe calmly: the possible hostage situation was a false alarm. This was confirmed by the Canadian police around 10 p.m. on November 13. After an afternoon of cross-information, the police “did not identify any threats” before proceeding to evacuate the building.
The events started when several Ubisoft employees began to spread on social networks that the police located around the perimeter. Local authorities endorsed the operation and saw some of the staff hiding on the roof. It was not clear what was happening.
Le Journal de Montréal reported, citing city police, that the 911 call was “a hoax” and was made from the building, which houses other businesses, such as a daycare center, in addition to Ubisoft offices. On the other hand, TVA Nouvelles alleged that the caller threatened to blow up the building if they didn’t pay a $ 2 million ransom.
The operation quickly spread across the area, as recorded witnesses of those moments. Fortunately, everything was a shock.
Ubisoft Montreal is one of the most important studios for the French publisher. On November 10th, they released their latest work, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which got a rating of 8.6 out of 10 in this house. In our analysis, we said the title “performs as high as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, but the proposal is broadly overly continuous.” We highlighted the renewal of the progression system, the integration of classic elements (such as social secrecy or the hidden blade) and the settlement, “simple but effective.” On the other hand, we find in the negative, among other things, artificial intelligence.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is available on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, Xbox One and PC.