Following a 911 call, with a threat to blow up the Ubisoft Montreal headquarters if a $2 million ransom wasn’t paid, the giant game development company’s headquarters was evacuated before the Montreal police confirmed the threat as a mere hoax.
After investigations into the incident, Montreal police confirmed that Ubisoft Montreal was just a victim of a bomb threat. They also assured that no threat has been identified at the moment, and no injuries have been recorded thus far.
The call was made around 1 pm, according to information from TVA Nouvelles, and SPVM was dispatched to the scene immediately. Upon investigation of the site, no threats were discovered, although the building was evacuated.
Early reports suggested the call was made from inside of the company’s headquarters by armed men trying to take control of the building. However, all these were proved to be untrue, after an investigation by SPVM.
Recall that Ubisoft Montreal released the game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla just a few days ago, 10 November 2020. The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Luna, and Stadia.