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Ubisoft Entertainment
Type S.A.
Founded 1986
Headquarters Montreuil-sous-Bois, France
Key people Yves Guillemot, CEO
Yannis Mallat, CEO of Montreal Studio
Michel Ancel, Game Designer,
Industry Interactive entertainment
Products Rainbow Six
Ghost Recon
Splinter Cell
Prince of Persia
Rayman
Myst III: Exile
Brothers in Arms
Far Cry
Assassin's Creed
Revenue €538 million sales FY2004-05
Operating income €41.4 million
Net income €27.2 million FY 2004-05 (before goodwill amortization)
Employees over 3500, 1760 in production tasks at the 1/20/2005
Website www.ubi.com
www.ubisoftgroup.com

Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. The company has facilities in over 20 countries, including development studios in Montréal and Québec City, Quebec, Canada; Barcelona, Spain; Shanghai, China; North Carolina, USA; Düsseldorf, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; Bucharest, Romania; Casablanca, Morocco and Milan, Italy, amongst other locations. As of 2004, it is the third-largest independent video game publisher in Europe, and the seventh largest in the US. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... S.A. is the abbreviation of Société Anonyme in French, Spółka Akcyjna in Polish, Sociedad Anónima in Spanish, Sociedade Anónima in Portuguese, or Naamloze Venootschap (N.V.) in Dutch, generally designating corporations in various countries. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Ancel at Ubisofts Montpellier studio Michel Ancel (born 1972 in Monaco) is a French computer game designer known for his work for Ubisoft. ... Interactive entertainment is any activity that retains the attention of participants by driving feedback. ... Rainbow Six is fictional character John Clarks position as director of the counter-terrorist unit Rainbow that debuted in the 1998 novel Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy. ... Ghost Recon is a series of military tactical shooter video games created by American author Tom Clancy. ... An image from the original Splinter Cell Splinter Cell is a series of video games endorsed by American author Tom Clancy. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rayman (disambiguation). ... 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The correct pronunciation of the company name is yoo-be-soft, through it is also commonly mispronounced "oō-bi-sɑft".[1]

Contents

History

The five brothers of the Guillemot family founded Ubisoft as a computer game publisher in 1986 in France. Yves Guillemot soon made deals with Electronic Arts, Sierra On-Line, and Microprose to distribute their games in France. By the end of the decade, Ubisoft began expanding to other markets, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... Sierra Entertainment was a computer game developer and publisher. ... MicroProse Software, Inc. ...


In the early 1990s, Ubisoft initiated its in-house game development program which led to the 1994 opening of a studio in Montreuil, France, which later became their headquarters. That same year, Michel Ancel created the Rayman character, a character which still stars in new video games as of 2007. Ubisoft became a publicly traded company in 1996 and continued to expand to offices around the globe, opening locations in Shanghai and Montreal. Ubisoft's revenue for 2002-2003 was 453 million; for fiscal year 2003-2004, this grew to €508 million. As of 2004, Ubisoft employs more than 2,350 people, of which over 1700 are classed as working in production. Currently, the company's largest development studio is Ubisoft Montreal, which currently employs approximately 1,600 people.[2] Yves Guillemot, a founding brother, is the chairman and CEO. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Montreuil (sometimes unofficially called Montreuil-sous-Bois) is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Ancel at Ubisofts Montpellier studio Michel Ancel (born 1972 in Monaco) is a French computer game designer known for his work for Ubisoft. ... For other uses, see Rayman (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer headquarters in Montreuil, France. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ...


In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ubisoft committed itself to online games by getting behind Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, The Matrix Online, and the European and Chinese operation of EverQuest. The publisher established ubi.com as its online division. But in February 2004, Ubisoft cancelled the online portion of Uru and backed out of the publishing deal on The Matrix Online. Regardless, only a week later the company announced its acquisition of Wolfpack Studios, developers of fantasy MMORPG Shadowbane, and in July 2004, its Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow was released for the Xbox and PlayStation 2. This article is about the first decade of the 21st century. ... Myst franchise Games Myst Riven Myst III: Exile Myst IV: Revelation Myst V: End of Ages Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Ages of: Myst Riven Myst III: Exile Myst IV: Revelation Uru Novels Myst: The Book of Atrus   Tiana   Dni Comic Books #0   #1 Miscellaneous Dni Ages   The... The Matrix Online (MxO) is a massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... EverQuest (or colloquially, EQ) is a 3D fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released on March 16, 1999. ... Wolfpack Studios is an Ubisoft company based out of Austin, TX. Founded in 1999, their sole product has been the fantasy MMORPG, Shadowbane, with its accompanying two expansions. ... An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... Shadowbane is a free player-driven fantasy computer role-playing game (MMORPG) created by Wolfpack Studios and published on March 25, 2003 by Ubisoft for Windows and Mac platforms. ... PS2 redirects here. ...


Ubisoft also bought the Driver franchise from Atari in July 2006, for a sum of €19 million (USD$24 million) in cash for the franchise, technology rights, and most assets. Additionally, though Ubisoft is not acquiring the studio outright, the 80 members of Driver developer Reflections Interactive will become employees of Ubisoft. Driver is a series of mission-based driving video games for PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Wii, Game Boy Advance and PC. Developed by Reflections Interactive in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, it was originally published by GT Interactive and later by Atari. ... This article is about the corporate game company. ... Shadow of the Beast was the first title by Reflections (screenshot of Shadow of the Beast II on Amiga) Reflections or Reflections Interactive (now Ubisoft Reflections) is a video game developer based in Newcastle, UK. Reflections became well known for their 1989 hit Amiga game, Shadow of the Beast, published...


Acquisitions

In 2004, rival game corporation Electronic Arts purchased a 19.9% stake in the firm, an action Ubisoft referred to as "hostile" on EA's part.[3] Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ...


In March 2005, Ubisoft acquired part of MC2-Microïds (Microïds Canada) and integrated it into their Montréal studios.[4] Microïds (also known as MC2-Microïds because of their fusion with the group MC2 in 2003) is a French software company. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer headquarters in Montreuil, France. ...


On April 11, 2007, Ubisoft announced that it had acquired German game developer Sunflowers,[5] followed by an acquisition of Japanese developer Digital Kids that November.[6]. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software GmbH is a German company that develops and publishes computer games. ...


Starforce controversy

Ubisoft had, for a time, used the controversial StarForce copy protection technology that installs drivers on a system and is suspected to cause some hardware problems and compatibility issues with certain operating systems, starting with the game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, which was not compatible with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition for quite some time until a patch was released by the makers of StarForce.[7] For the video game, see Star Force. ... For the 64-bit Windows XP for Itanium systems, see Windows XP 64-bit Edition. ...


On April 14, 2006, Ubisoft confirmed that they would stop using Starforce on their games citing complaints from customers.[8] is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


PRegScheduler MFC Application

When Ubisoft software is installed a product registration application called "PRegScheduler MFC Application" is copied as "PowerReg Scheduler.exe" outside of its specified installation directories. It is placed directly in the Startup folder rather than linking to the Ubisoft folder. PowerReg Scheduler.exe may show up as "PowerREGISTER" in your task list. Examination of the programs properties shows the "Company Name" to be blank, even though the rest of the property information is available. The inability to identify this application by installation directory or by company information has resulted in reports of alarm that an unknown program by an unidentified company has been placed in their startup folder for unknown purpose.[9] Application has the following meanings: In general, an application is using something abstract for a more concrete use. ...


Upcoming games

2007

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2008

  • Haze (PS3)
  • Lost (PS3, X360, PC)
  • No More Heroes (Wii)
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar (PS3, X360, PC)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (PC,X360)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (X360,PS3)
  • FarCry 2 (PC)
  • Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Tom Clancy's Air Combat (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Heroes (TBA)
  • Driver (PS3)
  • Silent Hunter IV: U-Boat Mission (PC)

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... No More Heroes ) is an upcoming video game being directed by Goichi Suda (aka Suda 51), developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, and published by Marvelous Interactive Inc. ... Tom Clancys EndWar is a real-time strategy game for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, and Nintendo DS[1][2] set during World War III being designed by Ubisoft Shanghai; EndWar being their first original IP. The game will be released in North America in February 2008, and... Far Cry 2 is an upcoming first person shooter published by Ubisoft and is the sequel to Far Cry, a game produced by developer Crytek. ... Tom Clancys Air Combat is a upcoming air combat video game developed by Ubisoft Romania and published by Ubisoft. ... Driver (working title) is the next installment in the popular Driver series. ...

2009

This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

See also

This is a list of games published and/or developed by Ubisoft. ...

References

  1. ^ Mike Fahey (September 19, 2007). How To Pronounce Ubisoft. Kotaku. Retrieved on 2007-11-19.
  2. ^ French, Michael (February 7, 2007). Ubisoft Montreal to become world's biggest studio. Develop Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-11-01.
  3. ^ Feldman, Curt. "Electronic Arts buys stake in Ubisoft in "hostile" act", Gamespot, December 20, 2004. Retrieved on 2007-11-09. 
  4. ^ "Ubisoft Montreal enters into an agreement to acquire Microids Canada's development operations", Ubisoft, March 2, 2005. Retrieved on 2007-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Ubisoft Acquires SunFlowers, Anno Franchise", Gamasutra, April 11, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Ubisoft Buys Japanese Studio", GameTab, November 5, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-11-05. 
  7. ^ StarForce website page about patch
  8. ^ Ubisoft officially dumps Starforce
  9. ^ Technical information on PRegScheduler

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Ubisoft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1309 words)
In the early 1990s, Ubisoft initiated its in-house game development program which led to the 1994 opening of a studio in Montreuil, France, which later became their headquarters.
Ubisoft became a publicly traded company in 1996 and continued to expand to offices around the globe, opening locations in Shanghai and Montreal.
Ubisoft's revenue for 2002-2003 was 453 million euros; for fiscal year 2003-2004, this grew to 508 million euros.
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