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Ubisoft Address Reports Of Hostage Situation

Ubisoft headquarters in Montreal recently had a bit of a scare when an alleged hostage situation was investigated by police.

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On 13 November, it is said that employees of Ubisoft could be seen to be evacuating the premises and even gathering on the rooftop.

Media reports at the time indicated that police may have been called as part of a hoax, and thankfully with no harm or injuries to any of the employees.

The company, which is renowned for a number of the biggest titles in the gaming industry, including Assassins Creed and Far Cry, among others, reported that response to the matter was swift.

In statement, Ubisoft Spokesperson told Gamespot, "Following the reports of an incident in the studio earlier today, November 13, we are relieved to confirm that all of our team members in Ubisoft Montreal are safe and have been evacuated from the premises. We commend the strength and solidarity of all of our team members in this complex and stressful situation. We are grateful for the prompt response of the police and local authorities. We will continue to provide our teams with all the necessary support to cope with this traumatic event."

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In a separate statement on their official Twitter account, Ubisoft commended its employees on their courage and bravery, and were very relieved that there was no more to the story.

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