Ubisoft is without a doubt one of the larger developers and publishers out there. I mean how else could they release Watch Dogs 2, For Honor, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Steep all within six months. They have quite a number of studios all over the world and was a key factor in releasing an Assassin’s Creed titles every year. That has since changed of course since 2016 went without a proper title in the series.
Well, Ubisoft is expanding their brand even more. The giant company has opened up two new studios in Bordeaux, France and Berlin, Germany. Both of which will focus on AAA multiplatform development and assist in big name franchises. They will collaborate with other Ubisoft teams from around the world.
“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,” said Christine Burgess-Quémard, executive director of Ubisoft’s worldwide studios. “This 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 the development of some of our biggest franchises.”
Ubisoft Bordeaux will join the Paris, Lyon, Annecy, and Montpellier studios and work on games like Just Dance, Steep, and Ghost Recon Wildlands. If you happen to live in France, check out the the new studio’s Facebook and keep an eye out for job openings here.
Ubisoft Berlin on the other hand will work in tandem with Blue Byte on an unannounced AAA project. If they’re working with Blue Byte, the unannounced title is probably a strategy game. Ubisoft is looking to hire around fifty people within the first twelve months. Again, check out this team’s site and click here for job openings.
What’s your take on Ubisoft opening two new studios? Do you think it’s a smart move in today’s world? Have you planed any Ubisoft titles these past few months? Let us know in the comments and we’ll keep you updated when these new teams start to make waves.