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Following the news last week Bungie had cut "an estimated 100 jobs", the French video game publisher Ubisoft has now axed 124 employees to "streamline" its operations and enhance the company's "collective efficiency".

This company restructuring will remove 98 positions in Canada, which is reportedly about 2% of Ubisoft's workforce in this location. The jobs axed are in administration and IT at its Montreal studio and are also across Ubisoft's IT and SFX teams.

It's noted how this latest restructure does not impact Ubisoft's production teams:

"These are not decisions taken lightly and we are providing comprehensive support for our colleagues who will be leaving Ubisoft during this transition. We also want to share our utmost gratitude and respect for their many contributions to the company. This restructuring does not affect our production teams."

Ubisoft's Montreal is the company's largest development team and one of the biggest studios in the world with thousands of employees working on franchises such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry. Unfortunately, this isn't the first round of layoffs at the French publisher this year and there's also been delays and game cancellations.

If there are any updates, we'll let you know.

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