Ubisoft Is Closing Its London Studio Responsible for Hungry Shark Games

54 will be affected by the decision.

Image credit: Ubisoft London

Ubisoft is planning to shut down its London studio after 10 years of work for the corporation. Formerly known as Future Games of London, Ubisoft London is recognized for its Hungry Shark series, which has reached over one billion downloads.

The studio was founded in 2009 and acquired by Ubisoft in 2013. This decision will affect 54 employees. The Hungry Shark franchise will be developed by Ubisoft Barcelona Mobile, according to VGC.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance efficiency, streamline operations, and reduce costs, we are proposing the consolidation of the ongoing management of the Hungry Shark franchise at our Ubisoft Barcelona Mobile studio, which already oversees a portion of it,” Ubisoft said.

Image credit: Ubisoft London

Ubisoft is currently discussing the situation with the Hungry Shark makers and promises to support them "with the utmost consideration."

"In this context and following UK regulations, we are engaging in consultations with our Ubisoft London (formerly Future Games of London) team regarding the proposed closure of the studio, which would impact 54 positions."

This is evidently a part of Ubisoft's layoff campaign: the company let go of 60 workers back in May aiming to cut costs. It also canceled the Immortals Fenyx Rising sequel to reallocate some "creative teams and resources within the Quebec studio."

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