Ubisoft to Open Two New AAA Studios in Europe This Year
Cris De Lacerda
20 Abril, 2017, 11:36
Today, Ubisoft has announced that it is opening two new studios in Europe later this year. According to a new post on the Ubisoft blog, both studios will be focused on developing multiplatform AAA releases when they open their doors later this year. These new studios will help the publisher produce more of its blockbuster games like Watch Dogs, the Tom Clancy line (The Division and Ghost Recon, for starters), and Assassin's Creed.
As part of opening the Bordeaux and Berlin teams, Ubisoft is also planning to hire new staff from the local talent pool as well as from elsewhere.
Ubisoft skipped out on debuting a new Assassin's Creed game a year ago, but the French publisher is not skimping on the future of its big-budget releases.
Ubisoft is expanding its development personnel through opening two new branches located in Berlin, Germany and Bordeaux.
A studio manager wasn't named for Ubisoft Berlin, but it was revealed that the Berlin studio will work closely with Ubisoft Blue Byte (The Settlers, Anno franchises) on "an unannounced project from within one of Ubisoft's most popular AAA franchises". Just two hours from Paris via high-speed train, Bordeaux has a strong digital heritage, a budding video game industry and a high-potential talent pool fueled by local schools and training programs.
The new studio in Berlin will report to Benedikt Grindel, who serves as studio manager for Ubisoft Blue Byte. We are now recruiting for job opportunities in both Berlin (more details here) and Bordeaux (more here). We are, after all, at a time when many European developers are reportedly considering their future in the United Kingdom following the triggering of article 50.