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David Polfeldt leaves Ubisoft | GamesIndustry.biz



Mar 14, 2022

Former Ubisoft Huge head steps down completely from writer following a break

Former head of Ubisoft Huge David Polfeldt has left the corporate following a six-month sabbatical.

In an interview with Nathan Brown’s publication Hit Factors (by way of VGC), Polfeldt confirmed his resignation and is now working his six-month discover interval on the firm.

Polfeldt initially stepped again from Ubisoft Huge in June final 12 months after a 17-year stint, however was because of return to the writer in 2022 to fulfil one other strategic function.

Talking to Hit Factors, Polfeldt implied that the elevated dimension of the studio — now over 750 sturdy — might require a distinct administration fashion to his personal.

“”I feel my philosophy and my abilities work effectively for a sure type of group of a sure type of dimension, I do not suppose I am the fitting supervisor for what the studio has change into. I am completely at peace with it,” he mentioned.

He plans to go “wherever the wind takes me.”

Ubisoft Huge is the studio behind The Division, and has a number of tasks within the works together with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and an unnamed Star Wars title.

Polfeldt had served as managing director of Ubisoft Huge (previously Huge Leisure) since 2005, and stayed on following Ubisoft’s acquisition of the Swedish agency in 2008.

In July 2021, Ubisoft appointed Thomas Andrén as Huge’s new managing director.

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