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Women of Ubisoft – Raha Bouda

The first time I met Raha Bouda, she was the interviewer and I was the interviewee. Now, more than a year later, our roles are reversed. If it weren’t for her, the Women of Ubisoft series would not exist; not only was she partially responsible for hiring me, but she has also helped provide a … Continued

How Ubisoft is putting the spotlight on accessibility

This past March, the Assassin’s Creed Origins team earned the Barrier Breaker Award from DAGERS – a site dedicated to evaluating accessibility in games – for its subtitles, which include nametags for spoken dialogue, readable font size, and a background to ensure the text doesn’t blend in with the environment. While the team was honored to win … Continued

Women of Ubisoft – Stéphanie Perotti

The energy of the Game Developers Conference is unlike any other convention. There’s an eagerness bubbling up, as young and prospective game-industry professionals wander around San Francisco’s Moscone Center and the surrounding areas looking to network. As I meet with Stéphanie Perotti at the Xbox Women in Gaming Rally, the energy is much more relaxed. … Continued

Women of Ubisoft – Liza Shkirando

For the first 26 years of her life, Liza Shkirando never played a video game. It wasn’t until she took a course on game psychology during graduate school that she really began to understand and appreciate the history and importance of games in society. Upon receiving her Master’s degree in Interactive Design, Shkirando pursued an … Continued

New Ubisoft Studio Opening in Winnipeg

A new Ubisoft studio is coming to Winnipeg, Manitoba, joining the Ubisoft Canadian Studios collective of AAA development teams in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, and Toronto. The studio will play a key role as a co-development studio, supporting popular franchises including Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry by developing tools and technology to enable teams to … Continued

Far Cry 5 breaks series sales records

Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 5 more than doubled first-week sell-through of Far Cry 4, making Far Cry 5 the fastest selling title in the franchise’s history. Digital distribution accounted for more than 50 percent of those sales. Far Cry 5 now represents the second biggest launch ever for a Ubisoft game, behind only Tom … Continued

GDC: Looking back on 10 years of Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed Origins was the culmination of 10 years of learning, innovation, and evolution that grew the Assassin’s Creed series from a single game into a massive multimedia franchise. Origins’ creative director, Jean Guesdon (who also directed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag), has been with the franchise almost since it began, joining the original Assassin’s … Continued

Women of Ubisoft – Liz England

The first words I hear Liz England say at the Xbox Women in Gaming Rally are, “Oh, I’m not good at shooters either, but I still love them. Don’t let that stop you.” England is speaking to an attendee of her “Gaming for Everyone” talk, in which she and a peer are discussing design inclusivity. … Continued