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  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Courts Canadian Government, Investors To Defend Against Vivendi Takeover

    Ubisoft is making moves to protect itself from Vivendi’s overtures at a hostile takeover . The company is reported to be courting Canadian investors and government funding to defend its independence. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed to The Globe & Mail that the company is meeting with nearly... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft CEO: Assassin's Creed May Not Be Yearly From Now On

    Last week Ubisoft confirmed the rumors that the Assassin's Creed franchise would skip this year , and at the company's Investor Day it's president and CEO Yves Guillemot said that the series might not be yearly from now on. During a Q&A session, when asked if the franchise would once... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Calls Vivendi Investment ‘Unsolicited,’ Will Remain Independent

    Earlier this month, former Activision owner Vivendi returned to the gaming sector with two investments. The company purchased 6.6 percent of Ubisoft and 6.2 percent of Gameloft, amounting to a total spend of €160 million ($183 million). In a reported Ubisoft internal memo obtained by GamesIndustry... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Says Rebuilding Assassin’s Creed Engine For Unity Was ‘Painful’

    On its third fiscal quarter earnings call today, Ubisoft confronted questions from analysts about the rocky launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity. While company executives side-stepped the question of rebuilding trust, they did put a positive spin on what Unity’s problems mean for the next title... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot: ‘Nintendo Customers Don’t Buy Assassin’s Creed’

    When Assassin’s Creed: Rogue was announced earlier this month , the list of platforms confirmed what some Nintendo fans had been dreading. Ubisoft is stepping back its development on Wii U. At Gamescom, we had the chance to catch up with company CEO Yves Guillemot to discuss Nintendo, the ticking... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft CEO On Further Nintendo Development: 'We're In The Wait-And-See Phase'

    We had the opportunity to catch up with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot to discuss the company's plans moving into E3 and beyond. Fiscal year 2015 (ending on March 31 next year) is set to be one of significant recovery for the publisher. When the company announced the delay of two major titles, Watch... More
  • Blog Post: CEO Talks About The Next Generation Of Ubisoft Games

    Amidst the madness of Gamescom 2013, we had a moment to catch our breath and sit down with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. In the video interview, we speak about his company's publishing strategy, how long he expects Ubisoft to support the current generation of consoles, ever-increasing development budgets... More
  • Blog Post: More UBIart Framework Games In Development, Licensing Still Possible Says CEO Yves Guillemot

    Earlier this week, Ubisoft announced the first non-Rayman game to be built on the UBIart framework engine. Child of Light from Patrick Plourde, director of Far Cry 3, is only one of many UbiArt titles in development says Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. In an interview today, Guillemot told Game Informer... More
  • Blog Post: Blood Dragon Breaks Half A Million In Sales

    Ubisoft's gonzo Far Cry standalone spinoff has posted strong sales so far, topping the 500,000 mark. In an interview with Games Industry International, Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot said that the company's digital-only products have been a strong area of growth. In particular, he cited Far Cry... More
  • Blog Post: Development Under Way On Three Assassin’s Creed Titles

    Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says that his company has three titles from three different teams in production for the blockbuster franchise. Speaking with Kotaku, Guillemot said, “We are making sure the teams who are creating the different iterations have enough time – two years, three years... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Targeting 'One Set Of Rules' For Next Generation Used Games

    We spoke with Ubisoft executives last night about their vision and expectations for the next generation of consoles. What emerged was a healthy discussion about connectivity, used games, anticipated development costs, and challenges recruiting key talent. In a fairly open conversation about plans for... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Ready For New Consoles

    Gamers aren't the just the only group clamoring for next-generation consoles. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says it's difficult to launch new franchises near the end of a cycle. "What we missed was a new console every five years," he told Gamasutra in an interview. "We have been penalized... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft CEO Sheds Light On Industry's Lack Of New IP

    Gears of War 3. Halo 4. Final Fantasy XIII-2 – sequels are everywhere these days. Unless you look at the iOS, Xbox Live Arcade, or PlayStation Network platforms, new franchises are becoming increasingly hard to find. In the past two years, Game Informer has seen an increasing shortage of new game... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Spreading Yearly Assassin's Creed Release Model To Other Properties

    Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot believes the company can release quality, big-budget games every year with more franchises outside of Assassin's Creed. When Ubisoft revealed that Assassin's Creed Brotherhood was coming within a year of the release of AC II, many were skeptical of its quality. When... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Wants New Consoles

    Although both Microsoft and Sony say that they're comfortable with their current consoles, Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot begs to differ. In an interview with MCV , Guillemot says that at this time in the current home platforms' life cycles, innovation begins to wane. "Consumers... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft CEO Predicts Big Things For Rayman Orgins

    In an interview with MCV, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that Rayman Origins, which was announced at last year's E3, is still very much in development. In fact, the CEO seems to have quite a bit of confidence in the title, saying "It will be HD in 2D and it will be a big event for the... More
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