Darryl Long is a 20-year veteran of the game development industry, who began his career as a programmer working on a wide variety of applications from real-time trading software to artificial intelligence systems. An avid gamer who made his own video games in his spare time, Darryl suddenly discovered that he could get paid for making games and immediately made the switch to join the industry.
Darryl returns to his roots in the Canadian prairies as Managing Director at Ubisoft Winnipeg, the newest addition to the Ubisoft Canadian studios. Ubisoft Winnipeg joins the Ubisoft Canadian studios family of AAA game development teams dedicated to creating immersive and engaging games for some of the industry’s hottest brands, such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Watch_Dogs. The Winnipeg studio mandate plays a strategic role with a focus on the development of tools and technology to power the systemic, open-world gameplay driving Ubisoft and its global success. It will act as a co-development partner for our existing AAA Canadian studios.
Before accepting his role as Managing Director, Darryl was Producer of the blockbuster hit Far Cry 5. He worked on a number of titles during his 15 years at Ubisoft Montreal, including Far Cry Primal, Far Cry 4, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon, and Rainbow Six: Lockdown.