David Polfeldt, managing director of Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment studio, has stepped down from his position after 12 years.
The announcement was made via the official Ubisoft Massive Entertainment blog on Thursday, June 17. Polfeldt originally joined the studio in 2005, four years before it was acquired by Ubisoft in 2009 and he was made its managing head. He is set to leave his position on July 1 and enjoy a six-month sabbatical before returning to the company “in a strategic new role.”
David Polfeldt Steps Down as Ubisoft Massive Entertainment Director
“When we signed Star Wars, and finally completed our beautiful building Eden in 2020, I felt an overwhelming sense of completion, as if I had achieved everything I once dreamt of,” he wrote, “Before I embark on a new adventure in Ubisoft, I will try something else which is new and exciting to me: a long break!”
Podfeldt’s former team at Massive extended their “sincerest thanks” for his guidance over the years, calling his break “well-earned.” They wrote that they were looking forward to seeing him again next year once his vacation concludes.
Polfeldt has spent 17 years working with the company—of which, only the past 12 have been as managing director for Massive. Ubisoft has not revealed any details or plans concerning his replacement going forward at the time of writing.