Ubisoft Reflections hiring for Watch Dogs development

Tuesday, 12th June 2012 05:08 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Guess which UK developer is working on Ubisoft’s hot new IP? And needs more staffers to do it? Yes, it’s the one in the headline.

“Reflections has been attentively watching the reaction to Watch Dogs at E3,” Ubisoft Reflections general manager Giselle Stewart told GamesIndustry in a statement.

“The studio is very excited to be working with Ubisoft Montreal on this new IP, and is currently expanding its Newcastle-based team developing for the title. We have openings available for talented creative directors, senior gameplay programmers and experienced GUI artists.”

A spokesperson told Develop reports the Newcastle studio expects to make around 25 hires, joining a team of over 100.

Watch Dog is slated for 2013 release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Ubisoft has not confirmed what aspect of the game Reflections will handle.

Ubisoft has seriously embraced a cross-studio development model, with three or four teams working on each of its major franchises, and flagship studio Ubisoft Montreal apparently primarily responsible for everything under the sun. Reflections has contributed to Far Cry 3 in addition to its own most recent release, Driver San Franciso.



  1. The_Red

    Wow, rather surprising though it makes perfect sense. They had the crazy shift mechanic in last Driver game and while that was “ghost” based, it did feel like hacking people or something.

    Watch Dogs: PLEASE be great. Don’t be another Mindjack.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Edo

    ” Ubisoft has not confirmed what aspect of the game Reflections will handle.”I ‘m going to take a wild guess and say that they will be covering driving sections.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    @1 Yea I watched gametrailers and some guy from GT said, how his source said to him that Watch Dogs started as new driver game.
    @2 :D
    Maybe they didn’t expect so much popularity with this title ?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OwnedWhenStoned

    Driver: San Francisco is the reason I won’t buy any more PS3 games.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Blandock

    The game is ambitious as hell.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Edo

    @5 Thanks for the link,it was really informative.

    #6 3 years ago

    Reflections have a whole lot to prove.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. manamana

    @5 If only half of it come true …

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Blandock

    @6 You’re welcome.

    @8 Yeah. They are aiming really high.

    #9 3 years ago

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