Ubisoft Closes Vancouver Development Studio

January 17, 2012Written by Sebastian Moss

Ubisoft has announced the closure of its Vancouver development studio, which worked on various cartoony sports titles, including the underwhelming Pure Futbol for PS3, 360 and PC.

The studio, which was first formed in 2006, originally went under the name of Action Pants, before it was acquired by Ubisoft in 2009. A Ubisoft spokesperson told Game Informer:

Ubisoft confirms that we have made the difficult decision to close its studio in Vancouver. Unfortunately, we haven’t found the right formula for success for the talented team there. We thank our Vancouver team for their hard work and the projects that they have delivered.

Team members will have the opportunity to consider positions in other Ubisoft studios and we will work with each of them to help find the best next step, whether it be within Ubisoft or outside.

At the time of acquisition, Ubisoft Vancouver had over 110 employees, but the publisher did not reveal just how many staff members were let go after the closure. The news comes after Sony’s BigBig studio and EA’s Bright Light studio were closed earlier this year.