Beyond Good & EvilGuillaume Carmona's head, Il, has left Ubisoft Montpellier, according to Kotaku, according to the studio, which would have been investigated by local authorities due to an unprecedented number of burnout employees who had to take sick leave.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 hasn't been canceled and that it's still working, but according to this information, the situation doesn't appear to be the worst among the studios responsible for generating the game, who have been working on this project for over ten years.
"The health and well-being of our employees is our top concern," said a Ubisoft spokesperson in an email to Kotaku. "The Montpellier studio has been subjected to a series of preventive measures by a third-party company in order to safeguard the health of its employees and assess the need for further support."
Carmona's funeral would have been disclosed to his coworkers last week, without revealing any reason for his departure. In this case we are talking about an experienced professional who did not want to make any comments.
According to three insiders familiar with the studio's operations, there would have been dozens of sickness absences in the studio, including among executives. Some people have returned to work, others have also left, while the key roles involved in the development of Beyond Good & Evil 2 have changed accordingly.