Again in June 2021, Ubisoft introduced that David Polfeldt – the managing director of Huge Leisure – was stepping down from his place on the studio, and would return to Ubisoft in a special capability after a six-month sabbatical. It seems, nevertheless, that his departure is extra everlasting than it initially appeared.
In a brand new profile printed in Nathan Brown’s Hit Factors publication (through VGC), it was confirmed that Polfeldt handed in his resignation to Ubisoft earlier this 12 months, and as soon as his six-month discover interval is up, he’ll utterly go away the corporate, following which he’ll go “wherever the wind takes [him].”
Polfeldt appears to counsel that the sudden progress Huge Leisure has seen in its dimension and numbers, he not felt like he was the best individual to steer the studio, which seemingly motivated his choice to go away.
“I feel my philosophy and my expertise work properly for a sure sort of group of a sure sort of dimension,” he mentioned. “I don’t assume I’m the best supervisor for what the studio has turn out to be. I’m completely at peace with it.”
Huge Leisure continues to work on ongoing updates for The Division 2, whereas Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora can also be in improvement and is anticipated to launch by April 2023. Past that, the studio can also be engaged on an open world Star Wars recreation. A little bit over a 12 months in the past, the developer mentioned that the challenge was within the early levels of improvement.