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JustPlainQuirky
04-01-2015, 11:49 PM
So i was scrolling IGN and saw this


Ubisoft to lay off 200 employees in response to stock drop. AC development effected

AND IT INCLUDES DARBY

NOOOOOOOOO

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“It’s saddening to hear [the lay offs]” Yves Guillemot continued “but we as a company thought it best to narrow the size of our staff in order to develop better quality games in a less cluttered, more focused enviornment. Releasing high quality games has always been our number one priority here at Ubisoft and we felt downsizing would be the next step in achieving that.”


Assassin’s Creed Unity director Alex Amancio had this to say on the matter: “With reduced staff comes more work load. For Assassin’s Creed, we’ll effectively be working on schedule, but our management has definitely shifted. The experience won’t necessarily be better or worse, but it will be different.”


I saw those quotes and so I tweeted Darby about this and this was his response:

http://i.imgur.com/nYcI54u.png
http://i.imgur.com/y8IA2Yz.png
http://i.imgur.com/mlpVB4U.png

WHY

WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY

IM LEGIT CRYIN UBI Y U DO DIS?!?!

Starting a legit petition

This is unacceptable. UNACCEPTABLE

I WILL TOLERATE CRAPPY UNITY. I WILL TOLERATE BEING SCREWED OVER IN MY SEASON PASS. I WILL NOT TOLERATE THE ONE GOOD DEVELOPER WHO ACTUALLY LISTENS TO FANS TO BE REMOVED

IM DONE

Absolutely done

Goodbye

Full article:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03/31/ubisoft-fires-over-800-employees-assassins-creed-to-be-effected

edit:

ubisoft released a press video on the matter


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtqPYH6yqF8

of course they have absolutely NO sympathy

christ

micksith
04-01-2015, 11:55 PM
Did they turn the Unity co-op contest servers OFF in protest ?? :nonchalance:

Matknapers18
04-01-2015, 11:59 PM
http://i59.tinypic.com/t71sgx.jpg

Well it was better than the 'sekquil cunfurm [totes not april foolz joek]' thread

A valiant effort.

Shahkulu101
04-01-2015, 11:59 PM
Bye Darby. :(

Your games gave me the best of memories. Sad news for all 200 affected.

EDIT: OMG wow I actually fell for an Aprils Fools joke I'm embarrassed. :p

JustPlainQuirky
04-02-2015, 12:00 AM
you have no idea how PISSED I am about this

seriously

im just about done with AC


http://i59.tinypic.com/t71sgx.jpg

Well it was better than the 'sekquil cunfurm [totes not april foolz joek]' thread

A valiant effort.

watch the video.

it's real

http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Dr.-Who.gif

Altair1789
04-02-2015, 12:02 AM
SPOILER ALERT

It's an april fools joke

:rolleyes:


you have no idea how PISSED I am about this

seriously

im just about done with AC



watch the video.

it's real :(

"The much sexier than I Darby McDevitt would overthrow the company"
made by "Ubisoft Official" with 0 subscribers and 1 video

I'm surprised you got Darby in on it too

SpiritOfNevaeh
04-02-2015, 01:09 AM
Sigh...

Quirky trying to hard on the "Notice me Senpai" element. Another reason he called you a thundercloud :rolleyes:

Anyways,

*AC guard's voice* Hah, valiant effort! :p

EDIT:

Of course its fake.

LOOK AT THE SIDE OF THE "TWEETS"

The middle box is protruding, indicating an edit :p

#damnimgood

JustPlainQuirky
04-02-2015, 01:14 AM
http://www.nsmbl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Dont-Look-Me-Im-Giggling.gif

no no no

its totally legit trust me


The middle box is protruding, indicating an edit

thats because theyre three seperate images/screencaps

thats not an indication its fake

even though it is :rolleyes:

HDinHB
04-02-2015, 01:19 AM
The video was totally believable up until he said he "fired everyone related to quality control"---we know that happened a long long time ago.

JustPlainQuirky
04-02-2015, 01:23 AM
glad someone actually watched the video

its the one thing i spent the most time on

a whole two hours

and i couldnt even make the subtitles not eye-painfully white cuz first time using adobe premiere pro, lulz

i mean uh.....

WHAT A TRAGEDY! I HOPE UBISOFT CHANGES THEIR MIND ON THIS

Grrrr....

HDinHB
04-02-2015, 01:26 AM
Yeah the white text was hard, especially on the white jacket, but at least it was big :D.

Namikaze_17
04-02-2015, 01:32 AM
I am confused right now...

JustPlainQuirky
04-02-2015, 01:32 AM
I am confused right now...

Darby and 200+ ubi employees were fired

whats not to understand?

other than the unreasonable amount of tears streaming down my face rn

Namikaze_17
04-02-2015, 01:34 AM
Darby and 200+ ubi employees were fired

whats not to understand?

other than the unreasonable amount of tears streaming down my face rn

I don't believe you.

I've known you long enough to know this.

JustPlainQuirky
04-02-2015, 01:36 AM
I don't believe you.

I've known you long enough to know this.

its real

watch the video

HDinHB
04-02-2015, 01:41 AM
Video never lies! Plus there's the IGN link that says 800 layoffs, but has been taken down, so you know that's also true.

It's every bit as real as http://www.redbox.com/petbox

http://www.redbox.com/image/promo/petbox/KoalaOfDuty

SirTookTookIII
04-02-2015, 02:14 AM
I almost thought this was real... I am no fool.

Altair1789
04-02-2015, 02:21 AM
http://www.redbox.com/image/promo/petbox/KoalaOfDuty

wtf I just preordered that game...

king-hailz
04-02-2015, 07:06 AM
Great April fools! However I won't be surprised if this happens soon... I predict they will be losing many sales with victory. Nearly er by one I know who got ACU say theyre never getting another AC game again... and I'm not going to pre order it again... so this could happen soon, I predict Amancio has a higher risk of leaving than Darby.

Sushiglutton
04-02-2015, 09:25 AM
Hahahaahah that vid is fantastic :D! Awesome writing Quirky!

It's so funny how casual Yves is while saying stuff like:

"I do see humans as merely objects. Though I'd like to emphasize it's not about the power. It's about the money" and
"Just remember reality is an illusion. The Universe is a hologram. Nobody loves you. Buy our products!"

Brilliant :)!

Mr_Shade
04-02-2015, 09:39 AM
It's an April Fools people.. nothing more - no Employees or games have been affected by ANY changes.

Right...

justplainquirky

It's one thing to make a 'joke' - we can all understand it's april fools day, however when people over step the mark - video and quotes, it's no longer a joke when people put words into other peoples mouths, to troll or damage the reputation of a game or company.

I fully understand you're not happy with recent games and DLC etc.

April Fools are supposed to be victimless funny things, however posting things like this can cause offence and also upset to those connected with the game and company - not to mention the AC community, it's easy to read things like this and jump to conclusions and then go on the rampage - to our other teams like support or PR.



Have to say I'm very disappointed.