According to GamesIndustry.biz, Ubisoft has opened up two new studios, one in Berlin, Germany and the other in Bordeaux, France. This makes for a total of five in France and three in Germany. Not only does this mean more new games for us, but also provides a fair number of jobs; worldwide studio director Christine Burgess-Quémard has staked the claim that at least 100 jobs will be provided across both studios by the end of their first year.
Burgess-Quémard also states that Ubisoft couldn’t be more proud to provide and retain viable career options in the video game industry. Ubisoft is more than happy to take on local “skilled graduates and industry veterans” who can become a part of the highly-talented and skilled teams that develop all of Ubisoft’s best titles.
Thus far, Julien Mayeux is the studio manager of the Bordeaux branch, but no one had been picked for the other studio yet. Nonetheless, both studios will be working on “Ubisoft’s biggest franchises” as well as “new AAA games.”
Bordeaux will be working on such titles as Just Dance, Steep, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. The new Berlin studio will be developing the smaller projects of Anno (the business and architectural version of SimCity) and The Settlers (also a real-time strategy and simulation series).
Not exactly the most exciting titles, but it’s good to see Ubisoft expanding and hopefully helping aspiring game developers to realize their dreams. If you happen to be a part of those regions, definitely go apply. The listed games may not be the sprawling fantasy you were dreaming about, but it’s a huge step towards it.