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Ubisoft: Yet Another Exec Leaves, A Step Towards Streaming

The internal investigation that tries to find everyone responsible for sexual harassment and abuse continues to find people.

Tommy François, the former vice president of the editorial and creative services, has left Ubisoft amid allegations of misconduct, harassment and abuse. The French company has confirmed his departure in an email statement to Gamesindustry, claiming that he has „left the company, effective immediately.”

We previously wrote about François being put on a disciplinary leave pending the results of the internal investigation. Because of it, it was a question of time before we hear the results of it, and… well, it’s the result. And we’re surprised that he didn’t get outright fired. His departure was first mentioned by Business Insider’s Samuel Horti on Twitter, saying he saw the internal email that Yves Guillemot, the CEO of Ubisoft, has sent out, adding that the internal investigations are still ongoing.

Meanwhile, Parsec announced that they entered a partnership with Ubisoft so that the French publisher can work towards streaming with upcoming games, such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion. It makes sense, as Google Stadia, Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Microsoft’s Project xCloud, and Sony’s PlayStation Now have all been gaining some traction here and there.

All we know is that Ubisoft will use Parsec’s technology for demo events, as well as in-game experiences and events. „We are delighted to complete this deal with Parsec. The streaming technology they have developed provides the players with a new way to discover video games while providing optimal quality of experience. With this deal, we are strengthening our streaming capabilities for our internal and player-facing platforms,” said Stéphanie Perotti, Ubisoft’s vice president of online services.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Ubisoft will eventually use Parsec’s technology to boost its uPlay subscription service to have its games playable on any device. It might even be mentioned during the next Ubisoft Forward.

Source: Gamesindustry, GameSpot

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