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Ubisoft shows interest in THQ assets

Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot says his company is interested in THQ's assets. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Guillemot said the North American company has good brands, and that his own company is "always interested in good brands." He declined to go any further, but confirmed it's something...

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Ubisoft wants full games on Wii U eShop 'as soon as it's possible'

Though no concrete plans have been outlined, Ubisoft's intention to join Nintendo's push towards more digitally available retail games on its new flagship console is now evident: "As soon as it's possible, we will do it," Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot told Polygon, speaking on whether his compan...

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Assassin's Creed 3 sells 3.5 million in first week

Assassin's Creed 3 has sold an estimated 3.5 million units, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced in the company's earnings release. Guillemot said these sales – specifying sell-through, meaning sales to consumers, not just to retailers – represent "a year-on-year increase of more than 1...

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Ubisoft CEO claims 93-95% piracy rate on their PC products

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has stated the percentage of paying players for its PC retail products and its free-to-play content is approximately the same. Speaking to GamesIndustry at Gamescom, Guillemot noted that only about five to seven percent of freemium players buy into content, which he said ...

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Guillemot: Ubisoft 'doesn't have a huge investment' in Wii U

At a recent investor call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that Ubisoft "doesn't have a huge investment" in the Wii U, the only next-gen console so far announced from any of the major competitors. Guillemot pointed out that most of the games Ubisoft is developing for the Wii U aren't new, but a...

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Ubisoft CEO ready for new consoles

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot claims the relatively long lifespan of the current console generation has stifled creativity and made the industry risk-averse. "We have been penalized by the lack of new consoles on the market," Guillemot told Gamasutra. "I understand the manufacturers don't want them to...

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Ubisoft expects next-gen consoles to integrate 'item based model'

Ubisoft likely knows more about the next generation of consoles than we all do, thanks to working on games for them and stuff, and it sees them going in a social gaming-oriented direction. The company's earnings release features an outlook for the next year, in which Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot expe...

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Ubisoft's Wii U roundtable, now on video

Remember the second developer roundtable that Nintendo held during E3 2011? The one that featured Killer Freaks From Outer Space? First and foremost, it's rude to refer to Nintendo head Satoru Iwata and Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot as killer freaks, not to mention accuse them of being from other o...

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Wii U Assassin's Creed details loosed at Nintendo roundtable

After just barely revealing that an Assassin's Creed title is in the works for Nintendo's Wii U, Ubisoft reps took to the Nintendo roundtable this evening and spoke to some of the features we'll see in the still untitled game (we're calling it "Assassin's Cwiihd"). Well, okay, first Ubisoft wante...

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Five Wii U games in development at Ubisoft

During Nintendo's second developer roundtable at E3 2011 this evening, Ubisoft CEO and founder Yves Guillemot spoke to his company's current Wii U development, announcing that five games are currently in development for next year's Wii successor. Among the titles were three announced yesterday...

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