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False alarm: Ubisoft Montreal evacuated due to threats of possible kidnapping

False alarm: Ubisoft Montreal evacuated due to threats of possible kidnapping

Ubisoft Montreal employees can breathe easy: the threat of a possible hostage-taking was a false alarm. This is confirmed by the Police.

Ubisoft Montreal workers can breathe easy: the possible hostage-taking was a false alarm. This was confirmed by the Canadian police authorities at the edge of 22:00 on November 13. After an afternoon full of cross-information, the Police “did not identify threats” before proceeding to evacuate the building.

The events began when several Ubisoft employees began to spread on social networks that the Police were surrounding the perimeter. The local authorities echoed the operation and observed how part of the staff took shelter 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 inside the building, which houses other businesses in addition to Ubisoft offices, such as a nursery. On the other hand, TVA Nouvelles claimed that the caller threatened to blow up the building if they did not pay a ransom of $ 2 million.

The operation spread rapidly around the area, as witnesses of those moments captured. Fortunately everything was a shock.

Ubisoft Montreal is one of the most important studios for the French publisher. On November 10 they released their latest work, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which in this house obtained a rating of 8.6 out of 10. In our Reviews we said that the title “performs at a level as high as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, but the proposal is excessively continuous in general lines ”. We highlighted the renewal of the progress system, the integration of classic elements (such as social secrecy or the hidden leaf) and the settlement, “simple but effective”. On the other hand, in the negative we find artificial intelligence, among others.

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is available on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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