Ubisoft Opens Two New European Studios

Ubisoft Opens Two New European Studios

Publisher and developer Ubisoft – better known for franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs – is opening two new studios in Europe this year.

The first studio – based in Berlin, Germany – will be assisting Blue Byte on an “unannounced AAA project.” Blue Byte's previous game was city-builder and real-time strategy title Anno 2205. They’ve also helped on production of For Honor, and Rainbow Six Siege.

It’s unclear what game this project entails. Ubisoft is currently working on a new Assassin’s Creed game, after taking a break from the franchise in 2016. Details surrounding it are sparse.

The other new studio will be Ubisoft Bordeaux, operating out of south-west France. They will assist Ubisoft's other French studios based in Paris, Annecy, and Montpellier (known for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Steep, and Just Dance 2017).

It’s unclear if this expansion is a move of confidence from Ubisoft, which is currently under threat of hostile takeover from media giant Vivendi.

"I know what made us so successful for 30 years, is being super independent, being very autonomous,” said Anne Blondel, Ubisoft’s vice president of live operations, late last year.

Source: GameSpot



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by RKO_NZ
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 12:04 PM
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Maybe they're working on the next Far Cry, since the studio had the head of FC4 leave about a month ago, maybe we'll see another Tom Clancy game? only time will tell.
 
 
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 12:21 PM
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Since they're making everything open world and ruining some of my favourite Tom Clancy games, they're probably working on an open world Splinter Cell.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 12:57 PM
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Now they just need to not make Ubisoft games, that would be great.
 
 
 
Posted by ironfist92
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 5:33 PM
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Where's SPLINTER CELL?!
 
 
 
Posted by Mockstar
On Friday 21 Apr 2017 2:32 PM
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20 April 2017, 12:04 PM Reply to RKO_NZ
Maybe they're working on the next Far Cry, since the studio had the head of FC4 leave about a month ago, maybe we'll see another Tom Clancy game? only time will tell.
Tom Clancy's Far Cry: Rainbow Recon Splinter Division