Ubisoft is the game publisher behind franchises like Assassins Creed And completely differentis laying off 124 employees from its visual effects studio and its global IT team.
Hybrid – the name of Ubisoft’s Montreal-based visual effects studio – has worked on a number of big-name projects, including Ashoka, The Mandalorian, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Beau is scared, even more. Ubisoft spokesperson Antoine Leduc-Labelle says 98 of the 124 affected workers are based in Canada, less than 2 percent of the company’s workforce in the country. (Ubisoft has studios in Montreal, Quebec City, Chicoutimi, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax and Sherbrooke.) Leduc-Labelle says this doesn’t affect Ubisoft’s production teams.
“Over the past few months, every team within Ubisoft has been looking for ways to streamline our operations and increase our collective efficiency so we are better positioned for success in the long term,” Leduc-Labelle said in an emailed statement. ” the verge, “These are not decisions taken lightly.” Affected staff members in Canada will receive severance packages, extended benefits and career assistance.
in September, ign It was reported that more than 4,000 Ubisoft employees were forced to return to the company’s offices in Montreal. However, many employees were disappointed with this change, as Ubisoft had reportedly promised staff members that they could work from home for the near future.