Ubisoft rebrands German studios in anticipation of doubling German workforce by 2023
COLOGNE, GERMANY — August 20, 2019 — Today at gamescom, Ubisoft® announced that the two German Ubisoft Blue Byte studios will become Ubisoft Düsseldorf and Ubisoft Mainz, in order to highlight the local teams behind the international success of franchises like The Settlers™ and Anno™, and to aid in recruiting top talent as the studios look to rapidly expand. Ubisoft Blue Byte will remain the legal umbrella company for all German studios.
“We want our three studios in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Mainz to forge and further grow their own local identities as our overall workforce in Germany could soon double in size”, says Benedikt Grindel, Managing Director of Ubisoft German studios. “We see the potential to grow to more than 1,000 developers by the end of 2023. We have very ambitious plans for our existing and future projects and are looking for creative talents from all areas of game development.”
Founded in 1988 and acquired by Ubisoft in 2001, Ubisoft Blue Byte is one of the pioneers of game development in Germany. With games like Battle Isle and The Settlers, Blue Byte became known as strategy experts and in 2007 the Anno series joined the studio as well. Its dedicated work and talented teams led the studios to now work on some of Ubisoft’s most successful and internationally acclaimed games. While Ubisoft Düsseldorf is leading the development of The Settlers and the VR escape room Beyond Medusa’s Gate, Ubisoft Mainz oversees Anno 1800, the fastest-selling Anno game to date. The three German studios also collaborate on several projects within the Ubisoft group such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege or Beyond Good and Evil 2.
Besides games, the German Ubisoft studios are also supporting the local and national games industry with initiatives like Ubisoft Education, the Ubisoft Newcomer Award and the Ubisoft Gaming School.
For more information about the German Ubisoft studios and all open job positions, please visit Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Mainz and Berlin’s websites.
About Ubisoft Düsseldorf
Ubisoft Düsseldorf is home to diverse teams dedicated to deliver AAA excellence and innovation across a wide portfolio of games and technologies. The studio is the leading developer behind beloved games like The Settlers and the innovative VR escape room experience Beyond Medusa’s Gate. As renowned co-developers within the Ubisoft group, Ubisoft Düsseldorf contributes to high-profile projects such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Uplay. More information at duesseldorf.ubisoft.com.
About Ubisoft Mainz
The teams at Ubisoft Mainz are engineering Ubisoft’s biggest blockbusters. Operating from a historic city in the heartland of Germany, the studio develops genre pushing games like the acclaimed Anno 1800 and lends decades of expertise to AAA co-development projects like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and the upcoming Beyond Good And Evil 2. More information at mainz.ubisoft.com.
About Ubisoft Berlin
Ubisoft Berlin opened in early 2018 with a focus on co-development of big Ubisoft brands, starting with none other than the Far Cry series. The cosmopolitan team at Ubisoft Berlin is dedicated to delivering inspiring and meaningful game experiences that will empower players and make them feel part of the Far Cry community to make it “the place to be” for fans of open-world shooters. More information at berlin.ubisoft.com.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2018-19 fiscal year Ubisoft generated Net Bookings of €2,029 million. To learn more, please visit ubisoft.com.