In April this year, Ubisoft announced the opening of a new studio based in Berlin. Today, the time has finally come to reveal further details about the studio’s promising future.
By establishing a new production studio in Germany, Ubisoft is continuing to expand its influence in the country, thanks to the existing Ubisoft Blue Byte studios located in Düsseldorf and Mainz. Acquired by Ubisoft in 2001, Ubisoft Blue Byte has notably created and led the Anno series and participated in the production of games such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor. It is renowned for creating outstanding PC strategy games, but its portfolio has also extended to games for smartphone and tablet as well as console titles.
Ubisoft Berlin will collaborate closely with Ubisoft Blue Byte on AAA franchises, starting with the award-winning Far Cry series. Istvan Tajnay, the new Studio Manager who has worked at Blue Byte for five years, most recently as Studio Operations Director, is delighted by the upcoming projects.
“Starting out with a high quality franchise such as Far Cry is very exciting for a new studio,” says Tajnay. “Working alongside other Ubisoft studios around the world on Far Cry is a great honor and we can’t wait to roll up our sleeves!”
The new studio will be located in the heart of Berlin, next to the famous shopping street Kurfürstendamm, the Berlin Zoo, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Benedikt Grindel, Managing Director of Ubisoft Blue Byte will also be taking on the role of leading all Ubisoft Studios in Germany.
In the first year, the studio will gather a team of 50 passionate and versatile developers. Recruitment has already started to get ready for the opening in early 2018 and the candidates are as excited as they are skilled!
If you’re interested in the chance to work at Ubisoft Berlin you can apply to join here: http://jobs.ubisoft.com, you can also find open positions for all three Ubisoft studios in Germany click here: http://www.bluebyte.com/en/career/vacancies.