For a while now, it seemed like Ubisoft was on the brink of being bought out by a French conglomerate known as Vivendi. But recent moves have shown that the game publisher wasn’t going down without a fight. The latest news continues to support that they are nowhere near done, as they announced that they will be opening a new studio in Berlin, Germany soon.
In a press release earlier this week, Ubisoft revealed information regarding the development of the new studio, including that Ubisoft Blue Byte Studio Operations Director Istvan Tajnay would become Studio Manager of the new Berlin office.
“We are thrilled to be opening the doors to Ubisoft Berlin, and working on the Far Cry series together with other Ubisoft teams”, says Istvan Tajnay. “In the first year, we will build a core team of around 50 developers drawing on all areas of expertise. We are currently recruiting for these positions and the reception so far is overwhelmingly positive and candidates are of a very high calibre.”
Tajnay has been working at Ubisoft Blue Byte since 2012, alongside Benedikt Grindel, Managing Director of Blue Byte, who he will continue to report to even while at Berlin. His first project will be a big one, as he will lend a hand with the award-winning Far Cry series, starting with Far Cry 5.
After that, it’s been stated that the new team will continue to help collaborate on big named Ubisoft Brands, likely helping on future Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy games.
The studio is located smack dab in the center of Berlin, only a few minutes’ walk away from the famous shopping street Kurfürstendamm, the Berlin Zoo and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The Berlin studios will open its doors at the beginning of 2018, marking the third Ubisoft production studio established in Germany besides the two Blue Byte studios in Düsseldorf and Mainz.
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