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Ubisoft mum on THQ Montreal plans, 'looking forward' to working with Patrice Desilets

The dust is beginning to settle after the pieces of THQ were sold off one-by-one last week. Among those pieces is THQ Montreal, which was acquired by Ubisoft. CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and head of Ubisoft Canada, Yannis Mallat, spoke to the Financial Post about the publisher's plans for the studio....

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Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed 2 is 'awesome' -- there's no room for bad games

Fittingly, there is only one big-name, multiplatform game comfortable in the shadow of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's release next month: Assassin's Creed 2. While it's not the only game willing to test its selling power against the potential "bestselling title of all time" -- Left 4 Dead 2...

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Jade Raymond to head up Ubisoft Toronto, focusing on AAA games and new IPs

While the whereabouts of Beyond Good & Evil 2's Jade are still – frustratingly – unknown, the whereabouts of Ubisoft's other Jade – that would be Jade Raymond, of Assassin's Creed fame – are quite known. Though she's been somewhat out of the limelight after initially...

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Interview: Ubisoft Montreal & Toronto boss Yannis Mallat

Earlier today, Ubisoft announced its continuing Canadian expansion, with a new studio being established in the province of Ontario's capital city of Toronto. In a joint announcement with the Premier (his actual title) of Ontario, Ubi revealed the studio will have about 800 employees, while the...

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Ubisoft totally hearts MotionPlus

Nintendo kept the Wii MotionPlus a secret from everybody for as long as possible, a move that resulted in grumbling from certain third-party developers. That hasn't diminshed enthusiasm for the tiny add-on, however. During an interview with Gamasutra, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat couldn't...

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Ubisoft: We've got some Wii games in the works

Game | Life managed to grab a little face time with Yannis Mallat, the head honcho at Ubisoft Montreal (Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell). They grilled him about all manner of subject in the gaming industry, but what we care about mainly was his words in regards to Nintendo's Wii console, and if we...

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