Ubisoft Has Laid Off 60 Workers From North Carolina and US Workplaces
Ubisoft has laid off 60 workers from its places of work 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 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 carry some organizational modifications that may permit it to concentrate on providing constant help to gamers.
“Ubisoft’s Buyer Relation Middle crew is evolving its group to concentrate on the place we will have a major affect whereas remaining steadfast in our dedication to constantly help our gamers anyplace on the earth.” mentioned Ubisoft within the assertion. “We estimate that, attributable to organizational modifications, 60 crew members from our places of work 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 sport primarily based on the Splinter Cell setting, which was cancelled “weeks” earlier than it was to be introduced.
Alternatively, 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 shall be supported “for a very long time”.
NEW: Ubisoft confirms 60 folks laid off throughout its North Carolina and Newcastle, UK places of work.
The corporate introduced earlier this 12 months it was aiming to chop headcount “naturally” over the subsequent 12 months because it struggles with sport delays and gross sales. https://t.co/VZaZ6xFgRi pic.twitter.com/LM43qMLXhM
— AmericanTruckSongs9 (@ethangach) Might 10, 2023
I (and about 60 different superb folks) had been laid off right this moment 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 could have any leads, please attain out. Thanks a lot. <3
— Matthew Hayes (@MatthewFace) Might 10, 2023
I simply acquired 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 tips on how to really feel. If anybody has any job leads on sport audio stuff, or simply sport tech stuff let me know. I am in a bizarre place rn lol
— Matthew Harnage (@matthewharnage) Might 10, 2023