Today, Ubisoft announced it will close its Casablanca studio. The studio will cease production onJune 13. Employees were informed last week, and Ubisoft is providing transfer opportunities to other studios or assistance for those whose will no longer work for the company.
“Ubisoft Casablanca has been part of Ubisoft for 18 years, and contributed to a lot of memorable games over the years, especially on portable consoles,” said Jean-Michel Detoc, Executive Director, Ubisoft Mobile. “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.”
The decision to close Ubisoft Casablanca was taken as part of Ubisoft’s constant efforts to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its cross-collaboration studio model. Ubisoft has 29 studios in 17 countries, with 5 fully dedicated to mobile game development.
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