Being a company of a certain size in the video game industry is synonymous with being a house of trouble, or at least that’s the feeling it gives on some occasions. Actually, this is not always the case, but you need to have an essential ingredient to cook chaos: a controversial boss or unwise. Y Ubisoftwho lately is more news for his troubles than for his games, has it. Yves Guillemot made the company news a few days ago due to the announcement of the cancellation of several projects and the rating of “disappointment” in the face of the “low sales” of titles such as Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Just Dance 2023 in the Christmas campaign. The point is that the CEO of the company messed it up even more behind closed doors… And it has backfired on him.
Yves Guillemot is forced to apologize to his employees
After telling company staff that “the ball was in his court”, Yves Guillemot now faces a strike threat at Ubisoft Paris next January 27. The workers have not cut a hair when it comes to responding to the company boss, with a “Is the ball now in our court? It’s been in yours for years, so why have you handled it so badly that now we workers have to fix it for you?” which has received a lot of internal support. So much so that the last question and answer session began with the big boss apologizing “because his comments were perceived that way.”
Clearly, troubled waters run within the company that authored Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and mythical sagas like Assassin’s Creed. It remains to be seen how everything is resolved, but there is no doubt that Ubisoft is experiencing one of its most complicated stages, and the sale rumors are resurfacing as a result.
What do you think of this conflict? Do you think Yves Guillemot has screwed up? Do you think the strike will be good for the Ubisoft team?