Ubisoft has announced that its head of game production is leaving the company.
Virginie Haas, who has served as Ubisoft’s chief studios operating officer for 16 months following three years as an independent director on its board, is departing “to pursue other activities”, the company said on Monday.
During her time at Ubisoft, Hass has been “in charge of gaming production globally”, according to her LinkedIn profile.
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Ubisoft said: “The company is well on its way to appointing her successor. In the interim, the senior team she was in charge of will ensure the continuity and seamless execution of the current projects.”
Haas is departing Ubisoft at a time when the company is attempting to rebuild its image following a wave of discrimination and sexual harassment allegations.
A Better Ubisoft, which represents a group of employees campaigning for improved working conditions at the company, recently turned to the public for support after becoming frustrated with what it views as inaction from the Assassin’s Creed publisher.
On Saturday it said 13,000 people had signed a public petition supporting its call for improved working conditions and cultural reforms at Ubisoft.
Ubisoft also revealed plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s second year of content on Monday.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey crossover story DLC will be released on Tuesday as part of the former’s 1.4.1 title update.
And Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s next expansion, Dawn of Ragnarök, was announced for release in March 2022.