in a year Full of layoffs from video games, Doctrine killer Maker Ubisoft Montreal is the latest to be acquired Affected by ongoing cuts. my city I’ve learned that the publisher announced 75 new layoffs across its Canadian offices today as part of a “reorganization” of its general and administrative teams, Ubisoft IT, and Ubisoft’s SFX Hybride studio, which He was involved in progress the Disney Plus star Wars series The Mandalorian.
“Ubisoft is proceeding with a collective separation of its Montreal organization as part of a reorganization of its production support services across Canada, and by consolidating these functions across Canada, Ubisoft will be able to optimize its resources to be more sustainable over the long term,” the company wrote. In a notice sent to the Quebec government my city. Ubisoft added that some additional positions will be eliminated in the rest of its Canadian offices as well.
Ubisoft Montreal is the publisher’s largest in-house development team and one of the largest game studios in the world, with approximately 4,000 employees as of 2021. The studio is behind the company’s biggest franchises and has achieved hits such as far cry And Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft Montreal remains the crown jewel in the sprawling network of French publishers spread across the globe. Large-scale layoffs are practically unheard of.
IGN mentioned The studio was in turmoil last September amid developers’ “broken promises” regarding its hybrid return-to-office policy. Ubisoft has also undergone repeated changes Layoffs And cuts this year After major delays and the cancellation of several games, some Montreal employees likened the end of full remote working to a “soft layoff” that would help the company reduce headcount without making headlines or having to pay severance pay.
Ubisoft had 20,729 employees worldwide in September 2022. Last month, it announced that number Reduced by more than 1000 to 19,410. The publisher said it is trying to cut costs by $215 million over two years to make up for failed projects and big-budget games like Beyond good and evil 2 And Skull and bones Which has been stuck in development hell for years. said one current employee my city Today’s layoffs still surprise them. “Who knows if there will be more cuts in the future?” They said. “It’s nerve-wracking not knowing if your job is going to be safe or not.”