Ubisoft Closes Down Vancouver Studio

French publishing giant Ubisoft has closed down its Vancouver development studio. The branch had taken on an ancillary role for other Ubisoft studios as of last November, developing assets rather than new games.

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And another one bites the dust. This industry is chewing up and spitting out its employees like nothing I've ever seen. Whenever people say the gaming industry is in the best place it's ever been, I just have to shake my head and sigh.

Hopefully all the people who lost their jobs land on their feet. The Canadian industry doesn't seem particularly stable lately...