Ubisoft appears to be present process a employees exodus as of late, with various builders telling Axios that tasks have reportedly been stalled or slowed as a consequence of an inflow of developer departures throughout the corporate’s many studios.
From the surface, a rise in departures do not come as a shock given the corporate’s lackluster response to a variety of misconduct allegations made towards quite a few high-ranking builders at varied Ubisoft studios throughout the final yr.
Nonetheless, sources chatting with the publication add that points like low pay, disagreements about inventive route, and attractive provides from different sport improvement studios have additionally contributed to what some have internally known as “the nice exodus” happening over the past 18 months.
Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, each Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Montreal, appear to be notably hard-hit regardless of each cities’ rising sport improvement industries, prompting the spherical of pay raises reported final month. Nonetheless, in accordance with information grabbed by Axios, these two Canadian studios alone noticed 60 departures within the final six months alone.
In the meantime, the corporate maintains that each its turnover and firm satisfaction charges are nicely inside what it deems trade requirements. In an announcement shared with Axios, Ubisoft chief folks officer Anika Grant remarked that Ubisoft’s 12 % attrition fee “is a couple of share factors above the place it usually is, however its nonetheless inside trade norms.”