Blue Byte becomes Ubisoft and gets more staff


"Blue Byte" becomes "Ubisoft": the French publisher renames its German developer studios. The Mainzer department of Blue Byte should in the future "Ubisoft Mainz", the Duesseldorfer branch logically "Ubisoft Duesseldorf". The step announced Ubisoft in the context of the games fair Gamescom in Cologne. The name "Ubisoft Blue Byte" should continue to be used for the legal umbrella company. Blue Byte also runs a studio in Berlin, which was founded in 2017 as "Ubisoft Berlin".

Ubisoft expects the name change to be more prestigious for the two studios. The new names should also help to attract talented new employees for German studios. The two studios are expected to adapt to rapid growth, Ubisoft writes in the message.

"We want our three studios in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Mainz to shape and expand their own local identities, as our number of employees in Germany could double in a short time," says Benedikt Grindel, Managing Director of the German Ubisoft Studios. " We see the potential to grow to more than 1000 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. "

Blue Byte has existed since 1988, Ubisoft belongs to the German developer studio since 2001. The Mainz department develops the Anno games, including last Anno 1800th The Düsseldorf division of Blue Byte developed the strategy game The Settlers, which was just postponed to 2020.

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Blue Byte is one of the most important developers of so-called "core games" in Germany. In international comparison, Germany is weak with large developer studios. From 100 euros, spend the German for PC and console games, only 1 euro goes to German companies.


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