News: Ubisoft Has No Problem Taking Inspiration From Other Games

Have you ever played a game and got the overwhelming sense of familiarity, even though the game you’re playing is brand new? I know I have, quite a lot actually, even more so over the last couple of years.

Game developers are often inspired by other creations within their medium and that’s not a bad thing, in fact, Ubisoft actively encourages it from their staff.

A recent job posting for a 3D Programmer with Ubisoft’s Toronto studio actually lists “Suggest innovations inspired by other industry games” as part of the ‘main and routine’ tasks of a 3D programmer.

It’s not a bad thing and you must not take this as Ubisoft looking to actively rip-off other franchises, by that reckoning you could accuse them of stealing their own ideas! Just take a look at the likes of Assassin’s Creed: Unity and its new features; most of which have been present in Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

The fact that Ubisoft want’s their staff to suggest innovations rather than just take the general ideas is a good sign that the studio is looking for to provide new experiences for gamers to enjoy.

So if you fancy yourself as a 3D programmer and you wouldn’t mind living in Canada (the people there are polite apparently,) then you can apply for the position here.