French publishing giant Ubisoft has hired Fawzi Mesmar as its new vice president of editorial.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the DICE vet has come on board to "shape the creative vision of its games and ensure the inclusion of diverse perspectives throughout the production process" with the company's studios around the world.
Mesmar departed DICE in November having spent two years working at the Battlefield maker as its head of design. Prior to that, he held roles at King, Gameloft and Atlus. At Ubisoft, he will be reporting to newly-appointed chief creative director Igor Manceau.
"Fawzi is one of the industry's most respected game designers and has a strong track record of uniting teams across various projects, expertise, and backgrounds," Manceau said.
"We are delighted to welcome him to the Editorial team and I'm confident he will develop strong partnerships with teams across Ubisoft. His expertise will help us continue to unite around a shared vision, strengthening and growing our broad portfolio of games, and providing players with enriching, memorable experiences."
The previous VP of editorial at Ubisoft – Maxime Béland – resigned from the company in July 2020 amid allegations of misconduct.
Disclaimer: Alex Calvin is a freelancer who has worked with both Ubisoft and DICE