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Ubisoft introduces Ghostwriter, AI narrative tool to help game writers create lines for NPCs
More game companies are trying to incorporate AI technologies into their development processes. Ubisoft has introduced Ghostwriter, its own machine learning tool that should make it easier for writers to create interactions and dialogues with NPC.
French Union calls on Ubisoft workers to strike: “Mr. Guillemot is trying to shift the blame onto the employees”
Following the announcement of Ubisoft’s “targeted restructuring” and CEO Yves Guillemot’s controversial address to employees, a French union has called on workers to strike. The organization also demanded a 10% salary increase.
Ubisoft shares plunge 20% after canceling three games, announcing job cuts, and lowering revenue targets
Ubisoft is going through harsh times as it prepares for a targeted restructuring. This includes cutting costs, layoffs, the cancellation of several games, and lowering revenue targets amid weaker sales and an empty release schedule.
How Assassin’s Creed III animation team raised the bar 10 years ago despite hardware limitations
Assassin’s Creed III animation director Jonathan Cooper has recalled how the Ubisoft Montreal team created animation for the game. From rebuilt combat to ragdoll physics, the devs did a great job, making the project look impressive even after 10 years.
Report: some Ubisoft devs refuse to work on Assassin’s Creed Red due to ‘culture of fear’ created by its director
Some Ubisoft Quebec employees are unhappy that creative director Jonathan Dumont has kept his job despite misconduct allegations. He is reportedly the reason they refuse to work on the next Assassin’s Creed game.
Yves Guillemot on Ubisoft’s future after Tencent deal: “We can do whatever we want”
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has opened up Tencent’s recent investment in Guillemot Brothers Ltd. He noted that this deal won’t affect the company’s independence in any way, while also commenting on the latest share price drop.
A Better Ubisoft on company’s progress in improving workplace culture: “A lot of talk and not much walk”
Ubisoft has highlighted new steps it is taking to improve workplace culture. However, A Better Ubisoft group criticized the company for the lack of progress and for not firing people accused of misconduct.
Former Assassin’s Creed director found new job at Tencent after his controversial departure from Ubisoft
Ashraf Ismail stepped down from a top position at Ubisoft in 2020 following allegations of misconduct. However, it’s been revealed that he quickly managed to find a new job at one of Tencent’s subsidiaries.
Ubisoft artist on why devs refuse to communicate with gamers: “People will say toxic stuff no matter what you do”
Communication issues between developers and players become the subject of heated debates every time a new game comes out or any controversy related to it arises. Ubisoft lead prop artist Joe Hobbs has tried to explain why devs usually prefer to stay silent on social media.
No documentation and AC engine: what went wrong with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake
Ubisoft India, which was the original team behind Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, has reportedly faced multiple struggles during the development. The studio had little experience and received almost no documentation from Ubisoft.