Ubisoft has laid off 60 workers from its workplaces in North Carolina and Newcastle, UK. The lay-offs appear to have been largely centered on the corporate’s customer support division. Workers have since taken to Twitter to substantiate 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 might enable it to deal with providing constant help to gamers.
“Ubisoft’s Buyer Relation Heart crew is evolving its group to deal with the place we are able to have a big affect whereas remaining steadfast in our dedication to constantly help our gamers wherever on the earth.” mentioned Ubisoft within the assertion. “We estimate that, attributable to organizational adjustments, 60 crew members from our workplaces in Cary, North Carolina within the US and Newcastle within the UK may very well 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 based mostly 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 can be supported “for a very long time”.
NEW: Ubisoft confirms 60 folks 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 subsequent 12 months because it struggles with recreation delays and gross sales. https://t.co/VZaZ6xFgRi pic.twitter.com/LM43qMLXhM
— AmericanTruckSongs9 (@ethangach) May 10, 2023
I (and about 60 different wonderful folks) have been laid off at this time with no discover. I am divorced, residing alone with a mortgage, and have a daughter who I like and help, so if any of you have got 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 an enormous layoff out of nowhere. With no indication or preparation.
I actually simply do not know methods 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