Gaming juggernaut Ubisoft announced today in a blog post that it will open two new development studios in Europe later this year.
Ubisoft operates several development studios around the world that create the games the company’s publishing arm releases. Those include veteran series like Assassin’s Creed, Ghost Recon, Rayman, and many more, with newer properties like For Honor and Steep entering the fray in recent months. With so many series under its belt, it might come as little surprise that the company would see the need to expand.
The company announced in a blog post today that it will open two new development studios this year. One will be located in Bordeaux, France, and the other will be based in Berlin, Germany.
The former, officially called Ubisoft Bordeaux, will join four other existing studios in the company’s native country. Its purpose will be to collaborate on games led by those other studios, such as Just Dance, Steep and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Ubisoft Berlin will work with Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor co-developer BlueByte on an “unannounced AAA project.” `
Both teams will be taking on new employees, and Ubisoft stated that the Berlin studio in particular is projected to grow to around 50 employees in its first year.