A new report from Axios has claimed that over 50 employees have left Ubisoft over the last 18 months in what has been dubbed “the great exodus” and “the cut artery”. Ubisoft has recently been involved in sexual harassment claims and begun an internal investigation with the promise of improving their work environment, the toxic environment within Ubisoft is reportedly one of the reasons why so many developers are leaving the company.
Other reasons cited for departures were “low pay, an abundance of competitive opportunities, frustration at the company’s creative direction”. The report also claims that employees felt that Ubisoft was doing the bare minimum in terms of creative output. Among those that left were 25 of the top-ranked developers of Far Cry 6 and 12 of the top-ranked developers of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The report claims that Ubisoft’s Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto have each lost over 60 staff members.
Ubisoft has yet to comment on the claims.