Beyond Good and Evil 2 Reportedly Loses Studio Head, French Labor Investigation Begins
In the latest twist in development of the ongoing Beyond Good and Evil 2, managing director and studio head Guillaume Carmona has reportedly left Ubisoft Montpellier, and the studio itself is being investigated by French government labor officials.
as Reported by Kotaku, staff at Ubisoft Montpellier were informed last week that Carmona was no longer with the company. It comes as the studio faces a local government investigation by the Inspectorate du Travel after an unusually high number of workers experience burnout and take sick leave.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been in development, in one form or another, for literally longer than any other video game. Amid staff shakeups and public sentiment that the project may never happen, it’s worth noting that BG&E2 is still technically not fully in production, which has an impact on employee morale.
A Ubisoft spokesperson told Kotaku that “the health and wellness of our teams is a constant priority. Given the length of the development cycle with Beyond Good & Evil 2, the Montpellier development team is undergoing wellness assessments by a third party as a preventative measure.” measures and to assess where additional support may be needed.”
Carmona, who had been employed by Ubisoft for nearly two decades, had reportedly been absent from the studio since the start of the year, and a reason for his departure was not given, citing legal confidentiality.
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