GAME Ubisoft's Bordeaux branch, which will soon be equipped with a huge 7,500 m2 studio, is piloting the next version of the famous game “Assassin's Creed”
Assassin's Creed Mirage will be designed from Ubisoft's Bordeaux studio — Ubisoft
- Assassin's Creed Mirage was designed by Ubisoft's Bordeaux studio.< /li>
- Established since 2017 in Bordeaux, in two districts, Ubisoft will set up in late 2023 in a new building in the Bastide-Niel district.
- Covering an area of 7,500 m2, it will be Ubisoft's largest French studio.
Fifteen years after the release of the first game Assassin’s Creed< /em>, in 2007, Ubisoft advances on the next version of the blockbuster sold at; 200 Million Copies: Assassin's Creed Mirage, which is scheduled for release in 2023. The design has been entrusted to the Bordeaux studio of the French video game creator.
Visit of the construction site of the new Bordeaux studio of Ubisoft, by its director Julien Mayeux (on the right) and the mayor of Bordeaux Pierre Hurmic – Mickaël Bosredon
Implanté since 2017 at Bordeaux in the district of Bassins & agrave; Flow and to Bastide, Ubisoft
presented this Tuesday his future studio which will bring together all his Bordeaux teams from here to; end of 2023, in the Bastide-Niel district, on the right bank. With a surface area of 7,500 m2, it will be Ubisoft’s largest French studio, located in also at Montpellier, Lyon and Paris.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will immerse players in the heart of the 9th century, in the golden age of the city of Baghdad
“At the start we were about ten to five years old. Bordeaux, mainly from the Paris and Montreal studio, recalls the director of the Bordeaux branch of Ubisoft, Julien Mayeux. Two years ago we started to work on the brandAssassins' Creed, participating in the latest opus Valhalla which has just celebrated its 20 million players, and today we have the chance to be the ones who will make the next Assassins' Creed.” To do this, the teams have gradually increased in strength, to quickly reach 300 people, and 400 by now. next year.
CGI of the future Bordeaux studio of Ubisoft, which will be the largest Bordeaux studio of the video game company – Ubisoft
Assassin’s Creed Miragewill immerse players in the heart of the 9th century, at the golden age of the city of Baghdad. Players will embody a new hero, Basim Ibn Is’haq, a street thief in the past. mysterious. “For the design of the game, we reproduce the traditional scheme of Ubisoft which is based on co-development with several studios but whose “lead” has been Ubisoft’ entrusted to Bordeaux”, continues Julien Mayeux.
The future Bordeaux studio will be a driving force for Ubisoft
With regard to the realization of his new studio, the construction of which is already in progress. well advanced, it is a building inserted in a long plot. The architects wanted to preserve traces of the past industrial and railway site, in particular by maintaining the existing framework, even if it has for the moment been moved to be “unleaded” and “renovated”.
The envelope of the building will be in terracotta, also with a facing in Bordeaux stone. Inside, a large street will cross the entire studio, “with walkways to articulate the different spaces, and spacious office floors,” details architect Jennifer Lemot (Les Workshops 4+). “ The particularity of Ubisoft, continues the architect, is that it’s necessary to protect the employees from the light because there are a lot of screens, which also goes with a bioclimatic approach to architecture, we have thus led work on light and acoustic comfort.”
This “ will be a locomotive” of Ubisoft, assures Julien Mayeux, who hopes to attract “the best talents.” In full growth, the video game sector has some 700 studios throughout France, particularly in France. Montpellier, Lyon and Bordeaux, and employs 15,000 people. It weighs 5.6 billion euros in turnover. Ubisoft, the French heavyweight, claims as to it has a presence on five continents with more than 45 studios, led by a network of 20,000 employees.