Ubisoft acquires Rocksmith developer Longtail Studios

Ubisoft has made another addition to its huge roster of first-party developers.

The French publisher has purchased Longtail Studios, the developer who most recently worked on Rocksmith 2014 Edition.

The Canada-based developer has been rebranded as Ubisoft Halifax, and will be focusing on developing mobile games.

In the past, the firm has worked on Rocksmith 2014 Edition, as well as Ubisoft’s Sports Connection and Dance On Broadway titles.

"As we continue to grow our mobile business, we are also looking to develop our expertise and expand our network of mobile studios," said Ubisoft Mobile’s executive director, Jean-Michel Detoc.

"The team of more than 30 talented people in Halifax brings with it a wealth of experience as well as a clear understanding of Ubisoft’s culture and processes."

The studio was in fact set up by Ubisoft co-founder Grard Guillemot. It once had two branches, one in Quebec; the other in Halfax, but Ubisoft acquired its Quebec office in 2010.

This isn’t the only third-party studio that Ubisoft has purchased this month – just last week the publisher announced that it had bought The Crew developer Ivory Tower.

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