The GDC clip is basically him talking on others people work completely unrelated to what he's supposed to sell. High five!
Ubisoft is opening two new studios in Germany and France. These studios will “assist in developing new AAA games for some of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises”. At least 100 specialists are expected to join the new teams in Bordeaux and Berlin by the end of their first year of operation.
Count the numbers and you get five studios in France and three in Germany. Julien Mayeux will manage Ubisoft Bordeaux with no information on the manager of Ubisoft Berlin yet.
We pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the best creative talent around the world, and on establishing video games as a viable career option and economic contributor in new locales.
Opening new studios in both France and Germany enables us to offer more opportunities to skilled graduates and industry veterans in those regions, who in turn will help our highly-skilled teams in development of some of our biggest franchises.
Ubisoft’s worldwide studios director Christine Burgess-Quémard
Ubisoft Bordeaux will contribute to Just Dance, Steep and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands franchises, helping studios in Annecy, Lyon, Montpellier and Paris. Ubisoft Berlin will team up with the two Blue Byte studios in Dusseldorf and Mainz.