Ubisoft isn’t just bleeding talent, it’s apparently bleeding a ton of talent. And given the various misconduct scandals, it’s not very surprising this is happening. Add to this the general workforce reshuffle the world has been experiencing, and you apparently get what is being described as an “exodus” from Ubisoft.
Right now, we don’t have exact figures on how many developers have recently left Ubisoft, but LinkedIn indicates the company has been losing more employees than its competitors. And in many instances, this talent has been in senior and key positions. Now, considering many of Ubisoft’s recent games haven’t been very good, this reshuffling from top to bottom may be beneficial, but it’s going to, at the very least, create problems in the short term, as replacing senior talent is challenging and the process of hiring is a long one.
For now, much of this is conjecture, but there is certainly an uncertainty to Ubisoft right now, and if there’s an uncertainty to Ubisoft, there’s an uncertainty to the games it’s making. If the reports are true and Far Cry is about to have some live-service design injected into it that would be enough cause for concern for fans of the series. Add this new data to the equation, and you have the cherry on top.