The new studios will be located in Bordeaux and Berlin, respectively. They will assist in developing new AAA titles for Ubisoft’s franchises.
French publisher and developer Ubisoft has opened two new offices in Bordeaux, France and Berlin, Germany. Both studios will “assist in developing new AAA games for some of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises,” GamesIndustry.biz reported.
In total, the company now owns 5 studios in France and 3 in Germany. The Bordeaux office will team up with the divisions in Annecy, Lyon, Montpellier and Paris, which are working on franchises like Just Dance, Steep and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Ubisoft Berlin will help the Blue Byte studios in Dusseldorf and Mainz.
The company expects to hire a minimum of 100 specialists for the new divisions by the end of their first year of operations. Julien Mayeux will take the lead in Bordeaux but Ubisoft has not announced the Berlin studio’s manager yet.
“We pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the best creative talent around the world, and on establishing video games as a viable career option and economic contributor in new locales,” said Ubisoft’s worldwide studios director Christine Burgess-Quémard.
“Opening new studios in both France and Germany enables us to offer more opportunities to skilled graduates and industry veterans in those regions, who in turn will help our highly-skilled teams in development of some of our biggest franchises.”