The lights are on
The casualties mount for those brought over from Ubisoft's acquisition of THQ Montreal. Today Jean-Francois Bolvin, a producer on the Assassin's Creed franchise before he moved over to THQ was let go.
Bolvin's departure was tweeted by friend and colleague Patrice Désilets, whose employment was terminated yesterday.
Bolvin's LinkedIn profile – before he moved back to Ubisoft – says he was senior producer on a triple-A project at THQ Montreal alongside Désilets.
The departure of Désilets yesterday, and now Bolvin, would seem to cast doubt as to whether the properties they were working on at THQ (1666 and Underdog) will be continued now that Ubisoft owns the studio, or if they are, that they may be different than Désilets and Bolvin intended.
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"It's nothing personal; it's just business." This is a phrase that clearly has no bearing in the offices of Ubisoft.
Jeez, this sucks. Weren't those games supposed to be totally awesome? It's really a shame we probably won't be able to play what was originally envisioned.
I'm sure those guys won't have any trouble finding another studio to work at. That's how businesses roll, I suppose.
Another major bummer of a lay-off, and in the same week too.
Ubisoft felt betrayed and now wants payback in my opinion. They are being punished for leaving the company in the first place and now are being made an example of. Also punishing them by robbing their hard work.