Today, Ubisoft is the latest developer to join the wave of 2023 layoffs. According to this IGN, the company laid off a total of 124 employees. 98 of them are located in Canada IGN Calculates approximately 2% of the company’s Canadian workforce. The cuts included administrative and IT employees, some of whom worked at Hybrid VFX Studio, a company that worked on such programs. Ashoka And The Mandalorian.
“These are not decisions taken lightly and we are providing our full support to our colleagues who are leaving Ubisoft during this transition,” the company told the duo. IGN And my city. “We want to share our deepest gratitude and respect for his many contributions to the company. This restructuring will not affect our production teams.” Another quote obtained by Kotaku says the layoffs will allow Ubisoft to “optimize its resources to be more sustainable in the long term.”
The news comes after a year of several big Ubisoft releases, including Assassin’s Creed Mirage, The Crew: Motorfest and Just Dance 2024, but they canceled several games this year and delayed Skull and Bones … . Unrest also continued in the company: in September, IGN reported widespread frustration After suddenly calling employees back to in-person working conditions.
Ubisoft now joins Bungie, Media Molecule, Telltale Games, Team17, Epic Games, Naughty Dog, Microsoft, and unfortunately a long list of companies that have laid off people in the past year.