Ubisoft to Lay Off Another 45 Employees in Efforts to 'Streamline Operations'
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Ubisoft to Lay Off Another 45 Employees in Efforts to 'Streamline Operations'

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Ubisoft, one of the leading game publishers in the industry, has recently announced its decision to lay off a further 45 employees as part of its ongoing efforts to streamline operations. This news comes after the publisher had previously cut 124 positions back in November, primarily in Canada.

The layoffs are set to affect staff in Ubisoft's Global Publishing and Asia-Pacific divisions. In a statement to GameSpot, the company reiterated its commitment to enhancing efficiency and adapting to market evolution for long-term success.

In a statement to GameSpot, Ubisoft stated, "Over the past few months, every team within Ubisoft has been exploring ways to streamline our operations and enhance our collective efficiency so that we are better positioned for success in the long term. In this context, today we announced that we are further reorganizing our Global Publishing central and APAC structures to adapt them to the market evolution with a more efficient and agile approach."

The gaming industry has been witnessing a wave of layoffs, with over 10,500 game industry employees reportedly laid off last year. As of March 2024, around 8,000 planned job cuts have already been confirmed, indicating a challenging time for employees in the sector.

Recent reports have highlighted additional layoffs in the industry, including Smilegate Barcelona's closure, Nintendo of America cutting contractor roles ahead of the launch of Switch 2, Certain Affinity laying off staff, and Sega's decision to sell Relic Entertainment and reduce its workforce across Europe.

With the ongoing changes and challenges faced by game industry employees, it is crucial for companies like Ubisoft to adapt and evolve to ensure their long-term success in an ever-changing market.

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