Ubisoft has laid off 60 workers from its workplaces in North Carolina and Newcastle, UK. The lay-offs appear to have been largely targeted on the corporate’s customer support division. Staff have since taken to Twitter to verify the cuts, with some revealing that the layoffs got here with no indication or preparation.
In a press release, the corporate mentioned that the cuts are a part of its try and deliver some organizational adjustments that may permit it to give attention to providing constant assist to gamers.
“Ubisoft’s Buyer Relation Middle group is evolving its group to give attention to the place we will have a big impression whereas remaining steadfast in our dedication to constantly assist our gamers anyplace on the earth.” mentioned Ubisoft within the assertion. “We estimate that, because of organizational adjustments, 60 group members from our workplaces in Cary, North Carolina within the US and Newcastle within the UK could possibly be impacted.”
Ubisoft has been seeing fairly a little bit of difficulties with a few of its titles. Rumours from again in April point out that the corporate was engaged on a battle royale recreation primarily based on the Splinter Cell setting, which was cancelled “weeks” earlier than it was to be introduced.
However, the corporate has revealed its plans for the way forward for a few of its different video games, together with The Division 2, and The Division: Heartland. The corporate has additionally been engaged on its multiplayer shooter XDefiant, which it states will probably be supported “for a very long time”.
NEW: Ubisoft confirms 60 individuals laid off throughout its North Carolina and Newcastle, UK workplaces.
The corporate introduced earlier this 12 months it was aiming to chop headcount “naturally” over the following 12 months because it struggles with recreation delays and gross sales. pic.twitter.com/LM43qMLXhM
— AmericanTruckSongs9 (@ethangach) May 10, 2023
I (and about 60 different superb individuals) had been laid off as we speak with no discover. I am divorced, dwelling alone with a mortgage, and have a daughter who I like and assist, so if any of you’ve gotten any leads, please attain out. Thanks a lot. <3
— Matthew Hayes (@MatthewFace) May 10, 2023
I simply bought let go from my job at Ubisoft in a large layoff out of nowhere. With no indication or preparation.
I actually simply do not know the right way to really feel. If anybody has any job leads on recreation audio stuff, or simply recreation tech stuff let me know. I am in a bizarre place rn lol
— Matthew Harnage (@matthewharnage) May 10, 2023