Rainbow Six Siege may not have a Ukrainian operator in the works, but Ubisoft has publicly shown its support for the country during the recent crisis.
On Monday, March 7, Ubisoft announced that publisher R6 had decided to suspend sales in Russia “in view of the ongoing tragedy in Ukraine”.
It is the latest of many companies to suspend sales in Russia, including Netflix announcing that they will not provide streaming in the country. Other companies pulling out of Russia include Ikea, Spotify, Warner Bros., Disney, H&M, Exxon Mobile and Expedia.
Ubisoft spoke for the first time about the dire situation in Ukraine on Friday, March 1. The team said they were “devastated and heartbroken” by the “tragic events” in Ukraine, especially as many employees are based in the country.
“Our top priority is to take care of the safety and well-being of our teams and their families. Over the past few months, Ubisoft has been closely monitoring the situation and our main objective has been the safety of our teams”, Ubisoft said earlier this month. month.
In mid-February, Ubisoft recommended that teams in the area “take shelter” to stay safe. The publisher offered financial assistance to families wishing to move or take shelter. They also received their salaries in advance as banking systems can be disrupted.
Earlier in March, Ubisoft also set up housing for its Ukrainian colleagues. Sites are in neighboring countries, welcome employees and their families.
“To stay in close contact with all of our team members, Ubisoft has created dedicated hotlines to provide them with personalized support and help,” Ubisoft wrote. “We have also set up an emergency communication system to ensure that we can stay in contact with our colleagues in all circumstances.
Beyond its own employees, Ubisoft sent 1 million euros to the Ukrainian Red Cross, Save the Children and the solidarity fund set up by the Bank of Ukraine.
Ubisoft said at the time, “To our entire Ukrainian community and everyone affected by this war, please take care of yourselves. We are with you.