Hugues Ricour, director of Ubisoft Singapore, was dismissed from his post following the results of an audit carried out in recent weeks. He will thus leave the studio, but he will be reassigned to another position within Ubisoft.
The results of recent Ubisoft managerial audits conducted by external partners “do not allow Hugues Ricour to continue to occupy his position” director at Ubisoft Singapore, can we read in an internal email that was able to obtain Kotaku. A spokesperson for Ubisoft then confirmed that “Hugues Ricour is retiring from his duties and leaving Ubisoft Singapore, but remains an employee of Ubisoft”, without further details.
His name had been mentioned in successive waves of testimony accusing Ubisoft of having cultivated a toxic work climate, especially in Gamasutra’s investigation. Arrived at Ubisoft Singapore in 2009 and appointed director in early 2018, he participated in the production of several Assassin’s Creed games (Unity, Syndicate, Origins …), ofImmortals Fenyx Rising and of Skull and Bones, the studio’s current main project.
For the moment, Matthew Thorpe and Debbie Lee, respectively Director of Operations and Director of Human Resources at Ubisoft Singapore, will be acting. Last September, Ubisoft declared that “The development of Skull & Bones is in full swing, with a new vision”.
Through Clementoss, Writing jeuxvideo.com