Ubisoft hires Battlefront 2 artistic director to ‘form social interactions’ in its future video games

Former Useless Island 2 design director Bernd Diemer has joined Ubisoft as its new editorial VP.

Diemer, who has beforehand labored on Crysis, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Battlefield V, and Horizon: Zero Daybreak as each a artistic director and recreation designer, will primarily deal with in-game social experiences for Ubisoft’s service video games going ahead.

“I’m honored to hitch Ubisoft and achieve the chance to collaborate with gifted international groups to form the way forward for social expertise in Ubisoft’s video games,” stated Diemer in a press release.

“They’re recognized to be catalysts for dynamic and numerous communities, enabled by progressive options and highly effective manufacturers that enable gamers to return collectively. I’m excited to associate with the group’s groups around the globe to deliver social expertise in our video games to new heights.”

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Whereas social parts in multiplayer video games have been an element within the area for over a decade, the rise of service video games has put an elevated focus not solely on social communication however video games evolving into social areas for shared occasions, corresponding to Fortnite‘s concert events.

“At present, video games are greater than leisure: they’re digital areas the place folks can construct connections and share significant experiences,” stated Marie-Sophie de Waubert, senior vp of studio operations in a press launch.

“Social expertise is an more and more important aspect of Ubisoft’s technique to succeed in new audiences and we look ahead to welcoming Bernd to the International Inventive Workplace, the place he’ll work intently with our manufacturing groups to ship on our imaginative and prescient of video games as locations the place each participant may be their genuine self and discover their neighborhood.”

Ubisoft’s PvP recreation, publicly known as ‘Venture Q’, was not too long ago canceled.

Little in regards to the recreation has been formally revealed by the corporate, but it surely acknowledged Venture Q’s existence final April after leaked footage emerged.

Venture Q is to not be confused with Venture U, which is the codename for a extra not too long ago introduced co-op shooter from Steep and Riders Republic studio Ubisoft Annecy.