Name: Ubisoft (Also known as Ubi Soft Pre-2004)
Company Type: Public Corporation
Industry: Video Games
Year Founded: March 1986
Founder: Christian Guillemot, Claude Guillemot, Gérard Guillemot, Michel Guillemot, Yves Guillemot
Headquarters: Rennes, France
Parent Company: None
Subsidiaries: To see a list of Ubisoft subsidiaries please visit the Ubisoft subsidiaries list.
Company History & Bio
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Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms.
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• Sales of €1.394 billion with strong growth of the digital segment, representing a record 32%.
• Tom Clancy’s The Division records the biggest first week ever for a new video game franchise, grossing more than $330 million worldwide in its first five days.
• Tom Clancy’s The Division, Far Cry Primal and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege ranked in the top five of sales during the 2016’s first semester. Hungry Shark World as the second best mobile game launch in 2016 with 10 million of downloads making it Ubisoft’s best mobile game launch. The Hungry Shark serie hits 250 millions downloads worldwide.
• The group’s best financial results ever with an annual revenue of €1.464 billion for 2014/2015 fiscal year.
• The Futuroscope Rabbids® Ride receives the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Summit in March 2015.
• Hungry Shark® mobile game hits 100M downloads.
Watch Dogs® becomes Ubisoft’s fastest selling game ever in its first week, selling more than 4 million copies, and breaking industry records for week 1 sales of a new IP. To date the game has sold more than 10 million copies.
Ubisoft continues to establish itself in the mobile space with the acquisition of Future Games of London and Digital Chocolate Barcelona.
• Assassin’s Creed becomes one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold to date.
• Ubisoft creates its own film division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, in charge of adapting in-house franchises into movies and TV Series.
• Ubisoft acquires RedLynx, the famous developer of the Trials game series, based in Helsinki, Finland.
• Ubisoft acquires Owlient, a Paris-based studio renowned for its expertise in creating free-to-play games. 2011 MAJOR MILESTONES
• Ubisoft acquires Quazal Technologies, a leader in the creation of multiplayer middleware and services for video game developers.
• Ubisoft acquires Nadeo, a new studio in Paris, creator of TrackMania®, the cult multiplayer car racing video game.
Ubisoft announces the acquisition of a new studio in Toronto, Canada.
• Ubisoft acquires Massive Entertainment®, a Sweden-based studio renowned for its expertise in the RTS genre and for the quality of its innovative proprietary technologies, as well as the real time strategy brand World In Conflict®.
• Ubisoft acquires Brazil’s longest-standing independent video game developer, Southlogic Studios.
• Opening of a business office in Poland.
• Ubisoft acquires Hybride Technologies, a Montreal-based studio renowned for its expertise in the creation of visual effects for cinema, television and advertising. The studio’s many projects include such innovative films as 300, Frank Miller’s Sin City and the Spy Kids series.
• Ubisoft opens its 20th studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil. • Opening of the Kiev studio, Ukraine.
• A second Ubisoft Campus is created in Casablanca, in partnership with Sigma Technologies, a leading Moroccan audiovisual company, to encourage video game training programs in Morocco.
• Ubisoft acquires Gameloft’s video game development studio in Pune in the Maharashtra state, India.
• Ubisoft acquires all intellectual property rights to the Tom Clancy name for video games and related products.
• Opening of the Singapore studio.
• Ubisoft acquires Digital Kids (Nagoya, Japan) developer of several successful titles for Ubisoft’s Petz® line of games.
• In less than four weeks Assassin’s Creed® recorded more than two and a half million units in sell-through sales worldwide, and is the fastest-selling new video game intellectual property in the US and the UK ever.
• Opening of the Chengdu Studio in the Sichuan province, China. • Ubisoft acquires SunFlowers, owner of the Anno® brand, one of the best-selling strategy franchises in the German market.
• Opening of Ubisoft Digital Arts, a new production center specialized in the creation of digital cinema content.
• Ubisoft acquires the world renowned Driver® franchise and integrates the team of Reflections Interactive. • Opening of the Sofia studio, Bulgaria.
• Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® for the Xbox 360™ sets the Ubisoft record for selling more games in its first week than any previous release and wins Best Game of the Year at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards ceremony.
2005 – The first Ubisoft Campus is created in Montreal to encourage video game training programs in Canada.
2003 – Ubisoft celebrates its 100 millionth game sold.
2002 – Opening of business offices in Switzerland, Finland and South Korea.
• Acquisition of 20 percent of the capital in the initial public offering of mobile telephone game developer Gameloft. • Launch of the ubi.com online video game portal. • Acquisition of Red Storm Entertainment in Morrisville, North Carolina. • Ubisoft shares transferred to First Market of the Paris Stock Exchange.
• Opening of business offices in Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Denmark. • Ubisoft opens new studios in Spain and Italy.
Opening of the Montreal Studio in Quebec, Canada.
• Opening of a new studio and business office in Shanghai, China. • Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. is listed on the Second Market of the Paris Stock Exchange. • Opening of a studio in Annecy, France.
Ubisoft’s internal development studio creates Rayman® for the Atari Jaguar.
Opening of the Montpellier Studio, France.
Creation of an internal studio in Paris, France and Creation of the first international studio in Bucharest, Romania.
Establishment of the first distribution subsidiaries in the U.S., U.K. and Germany.
Release of Zombi for the Atari ST, first game developed internally by Ubisoft
Yves Guillemot is appointed CEO of the quickly growing company.
1986 The five Guillemot brothers create Ubisoft Entertainment S.A, an educational software and video game publishing and distribution company.
List of Video Games by Ubisoft (Also known as Ubi Soft Pre-2004)