First the filtration of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, and then the subsequent confirmation of its existence by Ubisoft, has allowed us to glimpse the future of one of the most popular sagas in recent years, since it is a project with a model far from what until now had been . Apparently, this is something really big, with which the French company has had to restructure some of its development teams, which has had a negative impact on the opinion of many of its employees, according to a report by Bloomberg.
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To put ourselves in context, we have to remember the cases of abuse and harassment suffered internally at Ubisoft, which resulted in not a few heavyweight marches of the company, with the promise of Yves Guillemot, its CEO, that things would change. However, this restructuring of the studies of Montreal Y Quebec –Creators of AC: Valhalla and AC: Odyssey, respectively- has not left a good impression on its employees, since although the official version of Ubisoft is that third companies have taken action on the matter and it is a resolved issue, it seems that still there are loopholes of these bad practices.
Despite the fact that, and this is true, many managers left their position, none of them have suffered legal consequences. Ubisoft assured that it would take these accusations “very seriously”, but beyond the resignation of their positions, they have not had to deal with complaints at a higher level.
And it is that according to employees of both development studios, Ubisoft has decided to put in charge of this great project members of the management who still drag accusations of abuse and sexual harassment, being these in leadership roles. According to Bloomberg- which was in fact the medium that leaked the existence of Assassin’s Creed Infinity-, the developers showed their dissatisfaction with the way in which Ubisoft has announced the project, in addition to obviously disagreeing with the appointment of these leaders.
However, these leaders may not be the only problem, and it is that some developers also feel “frustrated” working on such a large production, leading to “a large number of employees” from Ubisoft Montreal have left the studio. According to Bloomberg, there is indeed some rivalry between the two Canadian studios, which may lead to internal tensions during the creation of Assassin’s Creed Infinity.