Jobs From New Ubisoft Offices in Europe
Ubisoft is opening up two new studios in Europe: one in Bordeaux, France, with the other in Berlin.
Bordeaux is where the action happens – the studio will help with franchises like Just Dance, Steep and Ghost Recon: Wildlands. The studio will report to Xavier Poix, who’s managing director of Ubisoft’s French companies. Man, Ubisoft really loves France, as Bordeaux marks the fifth studio located in France. Ubisoft Paris is the longest lived studio at 25 years. The studio manager for the Bordeaux location is Julien Mayeaux.
The other studio, Ubisoft Berlin, will focus on strategy titles like The Settlers and Anno 2205. They’re under the management of Benedikt Grindel, who serves as studio manager for Blue Byte. The Berlin office will work in close partnership with Blue Byte, which has offices in Dusseldorf and Mainz. Berlin has not named a studio manager yet.
In the first year of both new studios, Ubisoft plans to hire over 100 employees across the two new offices. Last year, the publisher opened up Ubisoft Philippines, which sought to hire 50 employees for Ubisoft’s AAA titles.
Ubisoft’s worldwide studio director Christine Burgess-Quémard made a statement about the two offices:
“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.”
“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.”
Ubisoft has been on a roll lately, with big-name titles that proved their worth in 2016: The Division, Rainbow 6 Siege, and Watch Dogs 2. These titles were huge money-makers for Ubisoft, which may have prompted the brand to expand. 2017 proves no different with Ghost Recon: Wildlands and For Honor, despite Ubisoft’s controversy with micro-transactions.