The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island is currently home to an office of Longtail Studios, a development house started by Ubisoft co-founder Gerard Guillemot.
But, as reported by CBC, the firm is apparently relocating to Nova Scotia. Last week all 23 employees were offered comparable positions in a proposed new location in Halifax. P.E.I., however, is not giving Longtail up without a fight.
Innovation Minister Allan Campbell told CBC:
I am concerned with the possible loss of these positions on P.E.I. I’ve asked staff in my department to put together a package that is attractive to the company and that incites them to remain here on P.E.I.
Why Nova Scotia in particular has targeted this particular company, I’m not sure about that.
A package of tax breaks and subsidies which P.E.I. previously granted to Longtail expires later this year. Campbell said that talks aimed at keeping the developer in the province have been ongoing.