Ubisoft is facing turbulent times both financially and internally, and CEO Yves Guillemot has been forced to shift the blame onto his staff in recent comments.
After canceling three unannounced games and delaying Skull and Bones’ release date six times, Guillemot told the employee “The ball is in your court” helps keep a $3 billion company on track.
Changes at Ubisoft were scrapped due to “major challenges” in the industry, the poor performance of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Just Dance 2023, and the upcoming publisher “restructuring”. New report from Kotaku revealed that Ubisoft held a company-wide Q&A to address the restructuring news. So the CEO apologized for his earlier comments.
“We’ve heard your feedback and we’re sorry it was received that way,” Guillemotte said, according to a source present. When I say ‘the ball’s in your court’ to deliver at , I wanted to convey the idea that more than ever your talent and energy are needed to make it happen. It’s a collective journey, starting of course with myself and the leadership team, to create the conditions for us all to succeed together.”