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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, speaking with Les Echos, says the publisher has a $1.2 billion war chest for spending on acquisitions. The executive states the company needs to grow rapidly to keep pace with publishers like EA (which may, or may not, acquire Take-Two) and the other 800 lbs. gorilla on...

June 2nd 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Money continues to pour into the House that Rayman built as Ubisoft announced fourth quarter sales growth of 10% to €217 million ($339 million). In addition, the company saw its wallet grow by an impressive 36.4% over the entire fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 by some €928 million ($1.45...

April 24th 2008 at 6:29pm 0 Comments
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In the opening keynote of the Game Developers Conference mobile component (being the section dedicated to gaming on cell phones, not some wheeled stage rolling down the hills of San Francisco), Gameloft president and CEO Michel Guillemot tackled supposed "myths" surrounding the mobile gaming sector...

February 18th 2008 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Sounds like someone from Ubisoft was taking notes when Phil Harrison laid out his vision for Game 3.0 at this year's Game Developer's Conference. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot (pronounced John Smith) told an enthralled (and eager to create) audience at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that the French...

August 13th 2007 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot sees a dramatic increase in the size of the video game market in the near future, driven by the influx of new customers. Since a lot of these new customers are casual gamers getting into the mobile, PC, and, of course, DS and Wii platforms, Guillemot believes that his compan...

August 13th 2007 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot is on fire! Last week he just flat out says the PS3 costs too much and now he dismisses E3 (Min-E3, get the name right Guillemot) as "only for the US." Guillemot made the statement at the Ubidays event in Paris during a kick-off Q&A session.This doesn't mean Ubisoft...

May 22nd 2007 at 5:14pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft was third largest publisher of games in Europe last year. Fifth in the US. CEO Yves Guillemot has decided that being number two in Europe would be keen, so he's decided to expand. He's already aquired Reflections, makers of the Driver series. Assassin's Creed is hotly anticipated. Guillemot'...

July 21st 2006 at 4:30pm 0 Comments