Last week, staff at Ubisoft Montpellier were informed their managing director was no longer with the company, Kotaku has learned.
It comes as the studio faces a labor investigation by local government authorities over an unprecedented number of developers experiencing burnout and going on sick leave.
Ubisoft Montpellier has been working on BG&E2 in some shape or form for over a decade now.
“The health and wellness of our teams is an ongoing priority,” a spokesperson for Ubisoft told Kotaku in an email.
Carmona, a nearly two-decade veteran of Ubisoft who began in marketing, left its Paris office in 2019 to become head of the studio best known for creating Rayman.
Carmona declined to comment when asked about why he was not longer at Ubisoft.
Some came back, while others eventually left the studio altogether, eventually sparking a visit from the French labor inspection office last December. »