Earlier this year Ubisoft announced that they’ll be opening two new studios to help with AAA game development, and today they’ve given an update on Ubisoft Berlin, one of these new studios. Ubisoft Blue Byte announced that Ubisoft Berlin will begin operations in early 2018. The studio will begin by collaborating on the Far Cry series, and work on other AAA games in the future.
There was a tweet on the Ubisoft Berlin opening:
We are proud to announce that our brand new studio in Berlin will begin operating in early 2018! Head of Ubisoft Berlin is going to be studio manager Istvan Tajnay. The new studio will collaborate on big Ubisoft brands, starting with the award-winning Far Cry series. pic.twitter.com/6lqKRiSnaZ
— Ubisoft Blue Byte (@UbisoftBlueByte) November 16, 2017
Blue Byte has further elaboration:
Today Ubisoft revealed further information regarding its new development studio in Berlin; the team will be focusing on collaborating on big Ubisoft brands, starting with the award-winning Far Cry series. Istvan Tajnay has been nominated Studio Manager of the studio, reporting to Benedikt Grindel, Managing Director of Ubisoft Blue Byte. Istvan has been working at Ubisoft Blue Byte since 2012, most recently as Studio Operations Director. The Berlin studio will open its doors at the beginning of 2018.
“We are thrilled to be opening the doors to Ubisoft Berlin, and working on the Far Cry series together with other Ubisoft teams”, says Istvan Tajnay, Studio Manager, Ubisoft Berlin. “In the first year, we will build a core team of around 50 developers drawing on all areas of expertise. We are currently recruiting for these positions and the reception so far is overwhelmingly positive and candidates are of a very high calibre.”
The new studio is located in the centre of Berlin, only a few minutes’ walk away from the famous shopping street Kurfürstendamm, the Berlin Zoo and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
What else do you think Ubisoft Berlin will work one?