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Ubisoft closes studios in Brazil

  • 1 October 2010 ·· 14:14
  • Daniel Mafra
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  • Ubisoft, the famous game publisher, will close their brazilian game development studios by the end of 2010. The announcement was made by Bertrand Chaverot, director of the company in the country, to the local press. The closure will occur due to a change in the company’s overall strategy, which will give priority to development of AAA games on consoles instead of casual games for DS. Thus, the both subsidiaries of Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre will be closed and their staff will be realocated to offices around the world or be dispensed.

    These were sad news to the local developers who saw Ubisoft as a hope for Brazilian games industry progress, as a possible arrival of other major studios and publishers in the country. We at Quantix Games regret the studio closure, though we understand the Canadian headquarter’s necessity. We have great expectations in the national talent and ability to transform and create high quality and high valued games. We wish luck and success to our fellow developers at Ubisoft Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre in their new professional moment.

    Ubisoft will keep an office in Sao Paulo for national distribution, marketing and retail operations.

    For more detais on this Ubisoft ramp down, please access this post at Gamasutra.

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