Ubisoft’s Toronto unit has a fresh Managing Director, as Istvan Tajnay replaces Alexandre Parizeau.
Parizeau is stepping down and departing the organization for individual reasons, based on a declaration through the company—a choice he called “one of this most difficult choices We have experienced to create.”
“In my time right here, Ubisoft Toronto became one of many development studios that are largest within Ubisoft,” Parizeau said in the statement. “That is a testament to the ambition, commitment and focus of the team, and I am grateful and proud to have supported them as managing director these past six years. As the studio continues to evolve and reinvent itself for the future, I believe now is the time that is right me to pass through the torch and I’m confident Istvan does a fantastic work leading the studio ahead to quickly attain big success in years to come.”
Istvan Tajnay previously served as Studio Manager for Ubisoft’s Berlin branch, having entered the company in 2014. Previously, he had worked at the London, UK offices of 2K Games, Disney Interactive Studios, and Sega.
“We sincerely thank Alex for all his contributions to Ubisoft Toronto’s achievements and growth, and wish him all the best for the future,” said Chief Studio Operating Officer Virginie Haas. “With his experience that is international in assurance, manufacturing, operations and studio administration, Istvan has every thing he has to successfully lead the Toronto group in delivering on its committed jobs plus the promising next period of its evolution.”
Ubisoft Toronto exposed its doorways this year and won acclaim for the very first name, Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Ever since then this has moved nearly all of Ubisoft’s key franchises and took the lead regarding the Far Cry show. The Toronto studio launched Watch Dogs: Legion final autumn, and it is slated to produce the committed Far Cry 6 later in 2010.