In recent months, the video game industry has reported some significant changes, thanks to layoffs at various companies, the most notable of which is Bungie, who fired people without a reasonable excuse. And now, a new report has emerged that indicates more people are losing their jobs to third parties on a million-dollar scale, Ubisoft.
As mentioned, the company France It has cut 124 employees, mostly from its offices in Canada, likely in the social network and community departments, given that developers are not typically moved from their locations.
Here’s part of what the company said in a statement:
Over the past few months, every team within Ubisoft has been exploring ways to streamline our operations and improve our collective capabilities so that we are better positioned for long-term success.
In this context, today we are announcing that we are restructuring our Canadian general and administrative functions and downsizing Hybrid (our Montreal-based VFX studio) and our global IT team, affecting a total of 124 positions.
Something that should be taken into account is that Ubisoft is not going past its best moment since last year, since its one star game, Mario + Rabbids: Spark of Hope The profits desired by the managers were not achieved. Added to this is the cancellation of video games that will arrive in the future, with its constant delays Sea of ThievesWhich doesn’t have a release date yet.
Editor’s note: Little by little it’s noticeable that the company has some problems, but we expect them to recover in the coming months with other games that they have confirmed, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Star Wars Outlaws.