Ubisoft are set so as to add two new workplaces to their sprawling improvement empire, which presently numbers 26 studios throughout 18 international locations.
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The new studios are coming to Bordeaux and Berlin. They will add “at least 100” new employees to Ubisoft of their first 12 months, and help on creating video games in “some of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises” as a part of the mega-publisher’s cross-studio collaboration method. Ubisoft have already got two studios in Germany and 4 in France, the place their first inside improvement store, Ubisoft Paris, celebrates its 25th anniversary this 12 months.
“We pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the best creative talent around the world, and on establishing video games as a viable career option and economic contributor in new locales,” says Christine Burgess-Quémard, govt director of Ubisoft’s worldwide studios. “Opening new studios in both France and Germany enables us to offer more opportunities to skilled graduates and industry veterans in those regions, who in turn will help our highly-skilled teams in development of some of our biggest franchises.”
Ubisoft Bordeaux will likely be headed by Julien Mayeux and report back to Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft’s French studios. Ubisoft say it should “collaborate on the development of some of the biggest videogame fdranchises to have originated in France, incuding Just Dance, Steep, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.”
Germany is residence to Blue Byte, acquired by Ubisoft in 2001. The new Berlin studio will report back to Benedikt Grindel, supervisor of Ubisoft Blue Byte, and work together with his present groups in Düsseldorf and Mainz on “an unannounced project from within one of Ubisoft’s most popular triple-A franchises”. Blue Byte make technique franchises corresponding to The Settlers and Anno, and not too long ago helped to make the PC model of For Honor.