Ubisoft is closing its mobile games studio in Casablanca as of June 13. Apparently, the publisher couldn't find something for them to do.
The studio, which has also gone by the name Ubisoft Morocco, has been around for 18 years, and has created such games as Rayman Fiest Run, Rayman Legends, Valiant Hearts and Child of Light. However, the parent company was at a loss as to how to fit the dev team into its current plans. “Unfortunately, as the video game market evolved in the past few years, we didn’t find a sustainable formula for the studio within our broader network. We thank the Casablanca team for their hard work throughout the years,” Jean-Michel Detoc, executive director of Ubisoft Mobile, said in a statement. Ubisoft has five other studios dedicated to mobile game development.
The company is working with the team to try to find them other opportunities within the company if possible. No word on how many people were affected, but Gamasutra said 48 people were employed at the studio at last count.
Ubisoft has been trying to fend off a potential hostile takeover by Vivendi.
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