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Ubisoft’s story begins with a family. The five Guillemot brothers, who saw an opportunity in the growing software development business, founded Ubisoft in 1986 to create and distribute video games around the world. Starting from its first releases like Zombi for the home computer, to the hit 90s platformer Rayman, Ubisoft’s early creative spirit paved the way for its future.
As Ubisoft grew from a family business to a global organization, our desire to embrace new ideas and technologies has never wavered. Whether that’s by pioneering dynamic lighting for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell on the PlayStation 2, getting players moving with motion controls in Just Dance, or building complex systemic open worlds in Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, and The Division, finding exciting new ways to make games is more than just a business strategy – it’s part of our DNA.
At its core, Ubisoft is defined by its people. We welcome talent of all backgrounds and from all over the world to create unforgettable games and bring to life ideas that would otherwise be impossible. Today, Ubisoft’s 59 studios and more than 21,000 employees make up a diverse global team that helps us bring joy to all types of players from all over the globe.
To grant our teams the freedom to create new experiences and bring their diverse perspectives to life, we remain committed to our independence as a game-maker and publisher. Ubisoft’s teams have fought – and won – to preserve this independence so we can chart our own future and uphold our values of creativity and embracing the unexpected. Our teams and stakeholders know that our freedom is paramount to our ongoing success.
Ubisoft’s independent and creative spirit is just one part of the picture. The other piece is you : our global community of players, partners, & beyond. We know that fostering the health of our industry is essential for our future, so we are focused on supporting everything from new technological research to incubator programs for independent developers. Looking beyond games, we’re steadfast in our commitment to reducing our environmental impact and protecting our planet at large.
As our industry continues to grow in exciting new ways, we’ll continue creating unforgettable games for our players around the world – and we’re not stopping there. We’re always seeking new ways to bring surprising new experiences to the world of entertainment. Ubisoft has already expanded beyond games into the realm of film, television, comic books, and so much more, and we can’t wait to share what we’re building with you all. We hope you’ll join us for the journey.