A sad day for the local Vancouver video game industry as Ubisoft has closed its Vancouver office doors forever. Perhaps it’s time that the government revisit matching the Quebec and Ontario tax credits. Although in this particular instance it might just be a case of no work as the industry is going through a shift. The titles they made weren’t the greatest either.
Game Informer reported earlier today:
Ubisoft said today it has closed its Vancouver development studio, which previously worked on various sports titles for the publisher, including: Pure Futbol for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.
The studio was previously known as Action Pants before being acquired by Ubisoft in 2009. Action Pants was first formed in 2006.
“Ubisoft confirms that we have made the difficult decision to close its studio in Vancouver,” a Ubisoft spokesperson told Game Informer. “Unfortunately, we haven’t found the right formula for success for the talented team there. We thank our Vancouver team for their hard work and the projects that they have delivered.
“Team members will have the opportunity to consider positions in other Ubisoft studios and we will work with each of them to help find the best next step, whether it be within Ubisoft or outside.”
Ubisoft Vancouver also developed Academy of Champions: Soccer for Wii and Motionsports Adrenaline for Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation 3 Move.