January 28, 2022

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Ubisoft Canada, developers are having problems creating games due to exit

Ubisoft Studios in Canada has been hit by some employee-specific issues The “expulsion” of workers. In the last six months, more than that About 60 Ubisoft Montreal workers and several Ubisoft Toronto workers have left Liability Company Assassin’s Creed, For Cry Y See dogs, According to a dozen developers currently working or working for the company, who spoke anonymously with North American media. Axios. Due to this situation the growth of projects is sluggish.

In all, more than 120 employees have left Ubisoft Montreal, according to statistics from the LinkedIn social networking site reviewed under the above heading (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla) And Ubisoft Toronto (For Cry6) In the last six months. Five of the 25 key managers For Cry6 They left the company. 12 highly accredited employees Assassin’s Creed Valhalla They are no longer part of Ubisoft. Among them is Eric Baptist, sports director Valhalla, Who went to drive EA Motive Dead Space remake. The company is present at all its headquarters More than 20,000 employees.

The parade of these important personalities Affects the development of video games In which both studios work. One of the employees who quit said that a developer recently asked how to fix a problem in the game No one in the studio knew about that particular setting.

According to these employees, the motives for leaving Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Montreal are: Low salary, Frustration with the creative direction, the way Ubisoft has handled the abuse and harassment cases revealed over the past few months, and More attractive opportunities (Up to three times the net salary) in other Canadian courses.

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For Cry6

In recent months, Canada, which has already established a strong business structure for developing video games, has been experiencing an explosion of new studios or headquarters. Mihoyo (The impact of Jenshin), Timmy Studios (Pokmon Unite), 2K Games, Amazon, Quantic Dream, DontNod Entertainment, Gearbox, New World Interactive, Phoenix Labs, Room 8, Tech13, Haven and Raccoon Logic are just a few that opened last year.

Says a representative of Ubisoft It has hired more than 2,600 employees since April. This number is lower than in previous years: in 2019 and 2020, more than 4,500 employees were hired each year. The company agrees that percentage Employees are leaving (12% according to LinkedIn) This is a few points higher than in previous years, but they promise that “this is normal in the industry”: Activision blizzard beats it (16%), But other big companies like EA (9%), Take Two (8%) and Epic Games (7%) are lagging behind.

To solve the situation, there is Ubisoft Salary increase for employees From its Toronto and Montreal studios, it has increased labor retention by 50%, but more Angered the developers of other studios The company expects a pay rise. Is an anonymous survey of employees Recommend to work in the company For others it was a result 74 out of 100, One of the industry averages according to Ubisoft.

These studies work fresh Go to split And in evolution Assassin’s Creed

Ubisoft is a leader in the development of Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec New project Assassin’s Creed With additional content Assassin’s Creed Valhalla What The Dawn of Rocknark. Working with Ubisoft Toronto, DLC For Cry6, Development A New Go to split.