After having been chief operating officer of Ubisoft for 16 months, Virgnie Haas decided to abandon the company of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, as confirmed in an official statement. According to his profile Linkedin, Haas was the global production manager for gaming for Ubisoft.
“The company is on the right track to name its successor,” Ubisoft said, commenting on the abandonment of Haas. “In the meantime, the senior team he was responsible for will ensure continuity and uninterrupted execution of current projects.” According to the company’s statements, Haas left Ubisoft to “pursue other activities.”
The decision comes at a time when the company is trying to rebuild its image following a wave of accusations of discrimination and sexual harassment. At Better Ubisoft, a collective of employees who are fighting to improve working conditions at the company, he said he was frustrated by the indifference flattered by the corporate leadership, and launched a new petition in November to end abuse. Either way, we don’t know if this has anything to do with Haas’ abandonment.
Ubisoft today announced the new giant expansion of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ragnarok’s Alba.