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Yves Guillemot: State of the UBIon

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot wants to disrupt the games industry at every turn. Financial gain is an important goal, sure, but it’s the creative freedom and experimentation that interests him more. Jem Alexander finds out how a diverse, free environment makes Ubisoft one of the most creative developers on the planet

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Ubisoft announces two new studios and record investment in Quebec

During a livestream earlier today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced the creation of a new studio in Saguenay (Quebec, Canada) and a massive investment plan for the region – the most important one for Ubisoft since it opened its first studio in Quebec in 1997. Ubisoft Saguenay will open as …

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed, but record 2016 digital sales keep Ubisoft afloat

South Park: The Fractured But Whole has slipped into the next financial year, Ubisoft’s Q3 financial report has revealed, and the company has revised its fiscal 2016-2017 sales figures as a result. Whereas Ubisoft was previously targeting around €1,610m fiscal sales, the company has now revised this down to €1,455m. …

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Michel Ancel makes case for creativity over profit at Ubisoft

Legendary game creator Michel Ancel spoke out in defence of Ubisoft’s philosophy and track record last week. The comments were related to the development of the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 but could easily be seen as a plea to shareholders in the ongoing Vivendi-Ubisoft tussle for control of …

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Ubisoft on NX: Nintendo has learned from the Wii U

The boss of Ubisoft has dropped further hints about Nintendo’s NX strategy. What we see is that Nintendo has learned from the Wii U,” CEO Yves Guillemot told IGN when asked if the NX was a move away from the Wii U and back toward the mass market appeal of …

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