the Head of the development team to Beyond good and evilCarmona clouds He left Ubisoft Montpellier: Kotaku reports, that the studio was going to be investigated by local authorities due to an unprecedented number of burnt out employees, who were forced to take sick leave.
A few weeks ago Ubisoft confirmed that Beyond Good & Evil 2 has not been canceled and development is continuing, but according to this information It seems that the situation is not the best Within the ranks of the studio responsible for making the game, who have been working on this project for more than ten years.
“The health and well-being of our teams is our priority,” a Ubisoft spokesperson said in an email to Kotaku. “Due to the long development cycle of Beyond Good & Evil 2, the Montpellier studio has undergone a series of safeguards by an external company in order to protect the health of employees and assess the need for further support.”
It seems Carmona’s farewell was going to be reported to his teammates last week, without giving the reason for his farewell. In this case we are talking about a veteran with almost twenty years of experience in the French company, who did not want to make any statements about what happened.
However, as we mentioned, there have been dozens of sick absences on the team, including among executives, according to three sources familiar with the studio’s operations. Some people have returned to work, others have left the company as well, while key roles in connection with the development of Beyond Good & Evil 2 have changed accordingly.
“Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Freelance organizer. Avid analyst. Friendly troublemaker. Bacon junkie.”