Studios in Canada lose developers to competition; Projects are progressing only slowly

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As per current reports (including at axiosUbisoft is currently grappling with several layoffs. However, this time it is not from the company but from employees who accept better offers than the competition. Ubisoft developer studios in Canada are said to have been particularly hard hit. According to the latest figures, more than 120 employees have left their jobs at Ubisoft Montreal or Ubisoft Toronto in the past six months. The development of Far Cry 6 or Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has involved a number of employees in managerial roles. Internally, the wave of layoffs should already be referred to as the “Great Exodus”.

Because many positions in the development studio are now vacant, Ubisoft is said to have difficulties continuing to work on existing projects. Anonymous sources also cited some of the reasons the employees left: According to it, its handling of allegations of toxic working conditions and poor pay should ensure a exit from Ubisoft. It appears that many former employees have accepted better deals from studios in the Montreal area. More recently, Ubisoft tried to keep its employees in Canada by raising salaries. In general, the publisher employs over 20,000 people in over 50 studios worldwide. Since April, 2,600 employees have been added here.

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