As Ubisoft has announced, the two German Blue Byte Studios will be renamed and adapted to the international naming scheme of the developer. The developer studios will now be renamed Ubisoft Dusseldorf and Ubisoft Mainz.
Local identities for future talents
Ubisoft Blue Byte will continue to act as the legal umbrella company. The two studios in Dusseldorf and Mainz are responsible, among other things, for the batches Die Siedler and Anno. Ubisoft expects both studios to grow rapidly and hopes that the new company will also be able to better address talents, as the three German studios in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Mainz shape their own local identities and bring them to the fore. The company expects the number of employees at both locations to double by the end of 2023. The number of developers could grow to more than 1,000.
Previous name goes back to the purchase of Blue Byte
The name as Ubisoft Blue Byte Studios goes back to the fact that Ubisoft had acquired the developer Blue Byte, which was founded in 1988, in 2001. While Ubisoft Dusseldorf directs the development of The Settlers and the VR Escape Rooms Beyond Medusa's Gate, Ubisoft Mainz is responsible for Anno 1800 (Test), which has sold faster than all previous Anno games and, above all, much more successful than Anno 2205 launched ,
The three German studios are also involved in Ubisoft projects such as Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Dusseldorf and Mainz) and Uplay (Ubisoft Dusseldorf) or Beyond Good and Evil 2 (Ubisoft Mainz). In contrast, the development studio Ubisoft Berlin, which opened in 2018, is dedicated in particular to the co-development of Far Cry.