"That together with an global buzz and a great atmosphere makes Stockholm a very unique place to create incredible games", said Patrick Bach in a blog post announcing the new studio.
And yes, Ubisoft is recruiting as of today, with the goal of growing the studio to 100 in the span of two years.
Ubisoft Stockholm is now recruiting, looking to fill 100 jobs over the next two years, while Massive is also hiring 200 staff.
Ubisoft has more than 30 in-house studios and more than 10,000 team members.
Ubisoft has established a new studio in Stockholm, Sweden, and the worldwide publisher picked a veteran of the games industry to lead it. The newly founded studio will be headed up by Patrick Bach, former DICE Studio Manager, whose previous work includes roles on the Battlefield series, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and Star Wars Battlefront.
Asked why Ubisoft chose Stockholm for its newest location, Bach said, "Stockholm is one of the great gaming hubs of the world with a huge pool of experienced and creative talent".
"I feel like I will be able to use my potential in a new and different way in the Ubisoft family. When talking to Ubisoft about what we value most, it was clear that we share the same passion for nurturing teams' creativity with that goal in mind", said Patrick Bach, Studio Manager, Ubisoft Stockholm. "That together with an global buzz and a great atmosphere makes Stockholm a very unique place to create awesome games".
Bach spent 15 years at EA's DICE studio, which is located in Stockholm, leaving the studio after Battlefield 1 shipped.
"The focus is to create great games of course, including working with Massive on the recently announced Avatar game", Bach says in the announcement.
The studio, aptly named Ubisoft Stockhom, will work on AAA projects with Massive Entertainment, the Sweden-based Ubisoft studio behind The Division.