Ubisoft's "Great Exodus"

A report on Axios says that so many developers have departed scandal-ridden Ubisoft over the past 18 months that the wave is being called "the great exodus" and "the cut artery" by insiders. The article has a response from Ubisoft saying the company's standing is in line with the competition based on surveys of employees. As for the departures: "Our attrition today is a few percentage points above where it typically is," said Ubisoft's Anika Grant. "But it's still within industry norms." Here's how the report describes the impact of all this:

Signs of the exits are abundant.

  • Top-name talent is leaving, with at least five of the top 25-credited people from the company's biggest 2021 game, Far Cry 6, already gone. Twelve of the top 50 from last year's biggest Ubisoft release, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, have left too. (A 13th recently returned.)
  • Also out are midlevel and lower-level workers as headcounts drop, particularly in Ubisoft's large and normally growing Canadian studios. LinkedIn shows Ubisoft's Montreal and Toronto studios each down at least 60 total workers in the last six months.
  • Two current developers tell Axios the departures have stalled or slowed projects.
  • One developer recently said a colleague currently at Ubisoft contacted them to solve an issue with a game, because no one was still there who knew the system.
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jdreyer wrote on Dec 21, 2021, 15:11:
Took you that long?
I haven't gotten a Far Cry since 3, and Ass Creed since Black Flag.

To be fair, I received FC4 for free and Steam says I have a total of 22 hours in it. All I recall from it is that I hated it and the villain made me want to punch kittens for how cartoonishly obnoxious he was. FC5 I bought because, well, the idea of slaughtering unlimited scores of fundamentalist whackjobs was enticing as Hell. I bought AC Origins because I love ancient Egypt. The story was the same vomit inducing Caeser and Cleopatra shit that has been done to death but, for me, it was exploring ancient Egypt that was awesome. Never finished it, however, because about midway through it got ridiculously stupid.


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Armengar wrote on Dec 21, 2021, 15:13:
SH5 was nasty Even mods couldnt save it for me. SH4 is still played by me even today.


Likewise. Balao-class skippers represent! SH5 was an awful redesign and couple that with the initial DRM of having to download specific parts of the game while you played or loaded in, bleh. I only put in 20.7 hours according to Steam. I have zero interest in going back to it.

Now the Skipjack mod for SH4 is a total blast for "What if" scenarios. Plus, of course, the many other quality mods available for it.


"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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