Ubisoft Cancels Unannounced Project After 3 Years Of Development
We’ve some less than ideal news for fans of Assassin’s Creed developer Ubisoft. While the company has yet to issue an official statement on the matter, it has been revealed that a secret project was just canceled despite having been in development for the past three years, effectively leaving 200+ people wondering what they’ll be doing next.
The news comes by way of Ubisoft Montreal programmer Luis de Carufel, who recently took to Twitter to break the difficult news to his followers. This will likely earn a visit from the PR folks at Ubisoft, though the good news is that, according to Carufel, none of the employees that were working on the project are losing their jobs, and as such all will be reassigned to existing projects in the studio. The Tweets themselves have seemingly been removed, though not before other news outlets like the folks over at wccftech reported the info. “I just learned that the project I’ve been working on for the past 3 years has been cancelled,” Carufel revealed in a Tweet. “This is tough news because I’ve been working with all these people for around 7 years, during which we have shipped both Watch_Dogs and Watch_Dogs 2.”
However, the good thing about working at @UbisoftMTL is that nobody in the team has lost their job! Every single one of the 200+ people in the team will be reassigned to an existing project in the studio (there’s over 15 of them). We even get to choose which ones we prefer!”
Louis de Carufel concluded his string of Tweets by recognizing the loss as an opportunity to “learn a new engine and meet new people,” while also mentioning that some of the potential projects he could choose to work on are shipping in 2020. It is still unknown what the project could have been, though according to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, the project would have been a new live-service game not dissimilar to Destiny.
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