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Gods & Monsters, Uplay+, Roller Champions: Ubisoft’s talks new IPs, new platforms and new strategies

We talks to EMEA executive director Alain Corre about Ubisoft’s new lease of life, free from Vivendi, and how it’s experimenting on many different fronts from new IPs to new platforms, new territories and free-to-play

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Life begins at 30 – Ubisoft’s biggest ever year

Ubisoft really doesn’t want Vivendi to buy it. CEO Yves Guillemot has no desire to give up the business he has spent 30 years building. But more than that, he can’t face losing it to a large media conglomerate that is unlikely to honour what makes the firm so unique. …

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Updated: Ubisoft – Movies like Assassin’s Creed are ‘not about making money’

The Assassin’s Creed movie is not going to earn a lot of money, says Ubisoft. The publisher has launched its own motion pictures division and is making films based on a number of its biggest brands, including Watch Dogs, The Division and Splinter Cell. The Assassin’s Creed movie hits cinemas …

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The UK games industry responds to Brexit in this week’s MCV

After the UK has voted to leave the EU, we have spoken to members of the UK games industry to see what happens next. After two weeks of uncertainty, leading venture capitalists insist that Brexit will be ‘totally irrelevant’ when it comes to UK games investment. UKIE boss Dr Jo …

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Ubisoft: We believe NX will recapture the Wii audience

Ubisoft is confident that the Nintendo NX will recapture the lost Wii audience, Ubisoft has told MCV. The Wii was one of the most successful games consoles in history, with over 101m consoles sold. By comparison its successor, Wii U, has been a failure, shifting just shy of 13m units. …

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Ubisoft: ‘We’re taking more risks than our rivals’

On paper, 2014 looks like one of the most successful years in Ubisoft’s history. It smashed its targets by generating over 1bn in software revenue – thanks to its biggest new IP launch (Watch Dogs), and major sellers such as Far Cry 4, The Crew and Assassin’s Creed. Unfortunately, that …

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Inside Ubisoft’s gamer charm offensive

The last time we spoke to Ubisoft we discussed how the firm has come in for a fair bit of flack in recent months. Whether it was for its support (or lack of) for PC gamers, or the fact Watch Dogs didn’t quite change the world like everyone thought it …

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Ubisoft vs The World

Corrupting journalists. Misrepresenting women. Misleading gamers… even a bizarre accusation of racism. Ubisoft has been criticised quite a bit lately. Some of the complaints have been fair, others have been absolute nonsense but regardless, the organisation behind Assassin’s Creed and Just Dance has found itself under intense scrutiny over the …

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