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Ubi unveils new Prince of Persia titles

A new Prince of Persia will be swinging onto next generation consoles this year, alongside a separate SKU scheduled for Nintendo DS. No name or details have been revealed, except for the fact it is being developed by the same Ubisoft Montreal team that worked on The Sands of Time …

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Ubisoft looks to add 900 staff

As part of its yearly financial announcements today, Ubisoft has said it is continuing to ambitiously grow its studio operations with plans to add 900 new staff to its business in the next 12 months. The French publisher, which owns 18 studios in 13 countries, said in an earnings call …

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Ubisoft FY sales top $1bn

Ubisoft’s full year sales for the 12-month period to March 31st, 2008, reached €928 million ($1.45 billion at current exchange rates) – thanks to the outstanding success of the likes of Assassin’s Creed and the publisher’s casual range. The figure represents a 36.4 per cent jump from the same period …

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SCi rejects mystery buyout bid

Eidos parent SCi Entertainment has turned down an acquisitive bid from an unknown would-be suitor. In a statement on SCi’s website, the company said: The pursuit of an uncertain takeover proposal with consequent delay and risks to the Company’s proposed issuance of new equity to fund the execution of its …

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Ubisoft snaps up India studio

Ubisoft has added another studio to its large and growing global development empire, having agreed to buy Gameloft’s Pune, India-based studio. Opened at the end of 2006, the studio employs 120 developers and testers. At first they will initially port titles to handheld consoles and support Ubisoft’s other testing teams. …

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Clancy brand going global after breaking 50m sales barrier

Ubisoft has plans to make its Tom Clancy franchise a true heavyweight in the wider entertainment world after the series reached a spectacular 52 million in lifetime unit sales. The newly-acquired IP, which cost Ubisoft €60m and allows the publisher to take full control of the property, will be expanded …

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Ubisoft dates Haze for Europe

Ubisoft has told MCV that Haze on PS3 will definitely be released on Friday, May 23rd in Europe. After initially confirming its release date of May 22nd, then changing it last month, fans have been eagerly anticipating the news – and the rubber stamped date is sure to be popular …

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Warner and Ubi back in for SCi?

SCi’s share price has jumped by over 20 per cent off the back of heavy speculation that it has reopened takeover talks with potential suitors. The rise of 10.5p per share – to 60.5p – has set the tongues of investment market experts wagging, with Ubisoft, Time Warner and Infogrames …

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