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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What the hell is happening over at Ubisoft?
It looks exactly PERSONAL from Ubisoft, not just business.
They will make a game that will destroy the crap out of Ubisoft
With the latest rash of firings & layoffs looks like Ubisoft is banking on Splinter Cell Blacklisted & anything thing else coming out this summer from them.
Oh goodness... This is turning into what's happening over at Epic... >:
The heck is with Ubisoft lately > : I
With the resume that they have I'm sure someone will pick them up, Ubisoft sux anyways.
So, these guys who made Assassin's Creed good, up and left Ubisoft to work for THQ. Now, THQ is gone, and Ubisoft is once again their employer. Clearly they didn't leave on good terms. If they had, I'm sure Ubisoft would be glad to have the talent back and working on new projects. I don't know about Bolvin, but Desilets seems like kind of a punk. This seems more like karma than Ubisoft being a big, bad corporation.
No one likes losing a job, but it's really only personal to the person being let go. I'm not sure why random people on the forums get so worked up. It would make sense if it was something completely absurd and unfair, and we have seen stuff like that, but this... Ubisoft just shelled out a bunch of money, they likely don't need all the employees they gained, and it only makes sense the people who left would be the first to get the boot.
Still, as talented as these men are, hopefully they'll find another job soon.
Well that news leaves an unpleasant taste in my mouth...
While it seems like underhanded and downright a b*tch move by Ubisoft, one has to wonder if Desilets and Bolvin are white little lambs themselves.
Wow, very sad :( I really want to know why Ubisoft is doing this with such high-level and great employees.
Well it depends on what terms they left Ubisoft. If Ubisoft wouldnt hire them back (without the purchase of THQ Montreal) then why would they keep them. I mean they could have been logged in in the system as no-rehires. And by buying the studio Ubisoft DOESNT have to keep everyone.
it's Boivin, not Bolvin
Smh so sad >:(