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Ubisoft Has Let Go Of 124 Employees In Yet Another Round Of Industry Layoffs

Amid "reorganising" of its Canadian operations.

Ubisoft has added to the growing pile of gaming industry layoffs in 2023 with 124 jobs cut across its operations in Canada, particularly in its Hybride VFX studio in Montreal as well as some of its global IT team.

The company’s full statement on these layoffs is below:

“Over the past few months, every team within Ubisoft has been exploring ways to streamline our operations and enhance our collective efficiency so that we are better positioned for success in the long term. In this context, today we announced that we are reorganizing our Canadian studios’ general and administrative functions and reducing headcount in Hybride (our VFX studio based in Montreal) and in our global IT team, which impacts 124 positions overall.

“These are not decisions taken lightly and we are providing comprehensive support for our colleagues who will be leaving Ubisoft during this transition. We also want to share our utmost gratitude and respect for their many contributions to the company. This restructuring does not affect our production teams.

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“As part of this transformation, 98 people, representing less than 2% of our Canadian workforce, from our business administrative services and IT team will be leaving Ubisoft. All affected Canadian employees will be supported through this change, including severance packages, extended benefits where applicable, and career assistance to help them navigate their transition.”

“These are not decisions taken lightly and we are providing comprehensive support for our colleagues who will be leaving Ubisoft during this transition,” a spokesperson told Kotaku. “We also want to share our utmost gratitude and respect for their many contributions to the company. This restructuring does not affect our production teams.”

These latest layoffs add to a growing tally this year that includes publishers and studios the likes of Xbox, Team 17, BioWare, Striking Distance, Bungie, Telltale, Media Molecule and too many more.