2016 is Ubisoft’s 30th Anniversary Year
Ubisoft might never have influenced or contributed to the cocktail table arcade game selection at your local neighborhood arcade growing up in the 80s, but by the 90s? Ubisoft began building their mega-hold on the ever-expanding video game industry, forming the beginnings of their development and publishing empire. Today, they are the third-largest video game company in operation.
Five brothers of the family Guillemot founded the company in France, but the team soon made deals with companies such as Electronic Arts and began marketing in many other companies, including the United States, Germany and more. Today, Ubisoft has acquired other companies in or expanded offices to a long list of countries. Their presence around the globe is remarkable. They have offices in Abu Dhabi, Japan, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Romania and more.
With almost 10,000 employees, Ubisoft is a major player in the gaming industry. Their annual revenue totals over 1.4 billion euros. They also have a separate division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which creates films based on their published games. A movie version of Assassin’s Creed is projected to be released this year.
Ubisoft’s Hit Games
If you’ve ever played Assassin’s Creed, you know Ubisoft. The company launched the game in 2007 and it became the most successful video game franchises put out by the company. The series in total has sold over 73 million copies.
The Prince of Persia franchise is another popular Ubisoft creation, along with the Tom Clancy series, Just Dance, Far Cry and many more.
For 2016, Ubisoft plans to make waves in the gaming industry. They have announced the production of a virtual reality game called Eagle Flight, developed by the Montreal team. Sony announced the inclusion of the title at its recent PlayStation Experience event. Ubisoft is also planning on releasing the title for the PC and PlayStation 4.
Ubisoft isn’t going anywhere, and 30 years later, it’s more than 30 times stronger than when it began. Expect more developments from the developer in the next 12 months – Ubisoft always has a plan.