Ubisoft is rated among the leading PC and console games developers. It is one of the game developers that have managed to stay profitable despite the Covid 19 pandemic impacting the sector. The latest financial briefing of the company showed its growth. The company also said well-being of its workforce is a priority. It has taken some steps to keep the employees safe. Ubisoft’s teams are working from home much like many of its rivals in the industry. Its IT department is now looking after optimizing issues affecting productivity in such work environments.
Ubisoft also said that it is adapting to the changes induced by the pandemic. While some staffs are returning to the workspace, their safety is being looked into. Ubisoft has offices in many countries and it is hard to say when full operations will resume in all the branches. It will be up to the govts in the respective countries to take a call on the matter.
While the company has been compelled to switch to a mix of usual workflow and working from home, it can’t overlook the opportunity created by people spending most time at home. Nowadays, a lot of people are resorting to gaming to evade boredom and anxiety caused by the pandemic. So, they are investing a lot more in games than usual.
Ubisoft offered some of its popular games free through the campaign named Play Your Part, Play At Home. It gave copies of hit games like Assassin’s Creed II, Rayman Legends and Child of Light and they were downloaded almost 9 million times. Interestingly, the teachers are now deploying Discovery Tour mode in the game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to ensure their students know about ancient Greece. The company is also gearing up to release its next game named Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It will run on next gen consoles.