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Ubisoft Entertainment SA (formerly Ubi Soft Entertainment SA) is a French computer and video game publisher and developer headquartered in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France.[1] The company has facilities in over twenty countries, with notable studios in Montreal and Quebec City, Canada.

Ubisoft Montreal, a subsidiary of Ubisoft Entertainment, was responsible for the development and publication of the Assassin's Creed series until 2014. Development is now headed by Ubisoft Quebec.[2]

Ubisoft subsidiaries include Ubiworkshop. Gameloft was also founded by the Guillemot family and was responsible for developing mobile adaptations of Assassin's Creed games, but has since been owned by Vivendi and is no longer associated with Ubisoft.

History[]

The five brothers of the Guillemot family founded Ubisoft as a computer game publisher in 1986 in Britanny, France. Yves Guillemot, the former chairman and CEO, soon made deals with Electronic Arts, Sierra On-Line, and MicroProse to distribute their games in France. By the end of the decade, Ubisoft began expanding to other markets, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. From there, Ubisoft became a publicly traded company in 1996 and continued to expand to offices around the globe, opening locations in Shanghai and Montreal.

In December 2004, a rival game corporation Electronic Arts purchased a 19.9% stake in the firm, an action Ubisoft referred to as "hostile" on EA's part. The next year, Ubisoft acquired a part of MC2-Microïds (Microïds Canada) and integrated it into their Ubisoft Montreal branch.

On November 10, 2008, Ubisoft acquired Massive Entertainment.

Assassin's Creed developers[]

Annecy[]

Ubisoft Annecy developed the multiplayer for the series and were among the ten teams developing Assassin's Creed: Unity.[3][4]

Blue Byte[]

Ubisoft acquired Blue Byte in 2001 and the studio has since developed Assassin's Creed: Identity.

Bordeaux[]

Ubisoft Bordeaux were the main developers of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's first expansion, Wrath of the Druids. They later led the development of Assassin's Creed: Mirage.

Bucharest[]

Ubisoft Bucharest assisted in the development of the multiplayer modes of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Revelations, Black Flag and Unity, and also contributed to Rogue, Valhalla and Mirage.[3][5]

Chengdu[]

Ubisoft Chengdu contributed to Assassin's Creed: Unity, Rogue and Valhalla.[4][5]

Da Nang[]

Ubisoft Da Nang was established in September 2019 in Da Nang, Vietnam. It was responsible for the development of Assassin's Creed: Freerunners.

Kyiv[]

Ubisoft Kyiv contributed to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Unity and Valhalla.[4]

Milan[]

Ubisoft Milan contributed to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Rogue, and developed the HD version of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation.[5]

Montpellier[]

Ubisoft Montpellier contributed to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Unity[4] and Valhalla, and developed the DLCs Dead Kings for Unity and Jack the Ripper for Syndicate.

Montreal[]

Ubisoft Montreal is Ubisoft's flagship studio, and the lead developers of the main Assassin's Creed titles since the saga's inceptio, with the exception of Rogue, Syndicate, Odyssey and Mirage, though they still assisted in the development of Rogue and Mirage. They also developed Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines and II: Discovery in conjunction with Griptonite Games.

Paris[]

Ubisoft Paris developed the smartphone/tablet game Assassin's Creed: Pirates.

Philippines[]

Ubisoft Philippines contributed to Assassin's Creed: Origins and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. They co-developed Assassin's Creed III Remastered and handled the Nintendo Switch port. Their contributions to Assassin's Creed: Valhalla included creating the region of Snotinghamscire, as well as the naval and raid animations, the studio also designed many of the axes and shields usable in the game.[6] They also contributed to Assassin's Creed: Mirage.

Québec[]

Ubisoft Québec contributed to Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Revelations, III, Black Flag, Unity, Rogue and Valhalla.[3][4] They also developed The Tyranny of King Washington, a downloadable expansion for Assassin's Creed III. A 15-strong team there developed the Nintendo Wii U version of Black Flag and contributed to its downloadable expansion Freedom Cry.[2][7][5] Since 2015, the studio has been the lead developer on several games in the series, namely, Syndicate, Odyssey and Shadows.

Shanghai[]

Ubisoft Shanghai contributed to Unity and Valhalla.[4]

Singapore[]

Ubisoft Singapore contributed to Assassin's Creed II, Brotherhood, Revelations, III, Black Flag, Unity, Rogue, Syndicate, Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla. They developed missions such as the platforming and naval missions in the series.[8][3][4][5]

Sofia[]

Ubisoft Sofia was the lead developer on Assassin's Creed III: Liberation and Rogue, and also contributed to Black Flag, Origins, Odyssey and Valhalla.[5]

Toronto[]

Ubisoft Toronto opened in 2009, and has employed an estimated total of 800 staff, including Jade Raymond, the former Producer of Assassin's Creed and Executive Producer of Assassin's Creed II. They contributed to Unity.[4]

Ubisoft Massive[]

Ubisoft Massive contributed to Assassin's Creed: Revelations.[3]

Ubisoft Film & Television[]

Ubisoft Film & Television, previously known as Ubisoft Motion Pictures, was founded on 27 January 2011. It is the company that produced the Assassin's Creed film adaptation. They are set to produce the upcoming television series.

Ubisoft Publishing[]

Ubisoft Publishing is the company that has published Assassin's Creed: Heresy and Assassin's Creed: The Essential Guide.

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