Ubisoft announced today that they’ll soon open two new studios in Europe: Ubisoft Bordeaux and Ubisoft Berlin. Both will “assist in developing new AAA games for some of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises,” and the company is expecting to hire at least 50 people per studio in the first year.
Ubisoft talked about opening new studios in France and Germany:
The new studios demonstrate Ubisoft’s commitment to developing enriching, immersive game worlds and world-class entertainment franchises. They will plug into Ubisoft’s cross-studio collaboration approach, in which Ubisoft studios from across the globe work together on AAA game development, with each studio providing distinct contributions based on their areas of expertise. With four established studios in France and two in Germany, Ubisoft already has a strong presence in the two countries’ video game ecosystems. By opening these two new studios, Ubisoft is creating additional opportunities for local talent and adding to the expertise of its respective local teams.
Ubisoft Bordeaux will collaborate on the development of Just Dance, Steep, and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Julien Mayeux was named Studio Manager.
A studio manager wasn’t named for Ubisoft Berlin, but it was revealed that the Berlin studio will work closely with Ubisoft Blue Byte (The Settlers, Anno franchises) on “an unannounced project from within one of Ubisoft’s most popular AAA franchises.”