Ubisoft Romania

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Ubisoft S.R.L
Type Societate cu răspundere limitată
Traded as
  • Ubisoft Romania
  • Ubisoft Bucharest
Industry Video games
Founded Bucharest, Romania (1992)
Headquarters 2, Expozitiei Blvd., Sector 1 012103 – Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Key people Sebastian Delen
Products Video games
Employees 800 (2010)
Parent Ubisoft
Website Official website

Ubisoft Romania (also known as Ubisoft Bucharest) is a Romanian video game developer owned by French publisher Ubisoft. Ubisoft Romania mainly develops video games such as Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs.

History[edit]

Ubisoft Romania was founded in October 1992 and was the first French production studio established outside France.

Starting with only 4 programmers and 2 graphic artists, in time, the Bucharest studio has grown to around 800 people working in different fields of activity, in 2010, and is responsible for several critically acclaimed games such as Chessmaster 10th Edition, Silent Hunter III, Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific, Blazing Angels: Squadrons of World War II and its sequel Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII and Rayman Raving Rabbids.

As of 1998, in addition to the production studio, the Bucharest subsidiary includes a marketing and sales department. This has allowed the company to become a leader in the Romanian multimedia market, distributing Ubisoft games and Guillemot products (PC and console accessories from Thrustmaster and hardware from Hercules).

On July 15, 2008, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X, a game developed by Ubisoft Romania. H.A.W.X ("High Altitude Warfare eXperimental squadron") was released on March 6, 2009 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and on March 17 for Microsoft Windows. In 2008 at the official launch of the Brothers in Arms in Romania, an employee said that Ubisoft Romania is working to a fifth title of a series. The only game series that has four titles is the Silent Hunter series, so the next likely project is Silent Hunter 5. On 18 August 2009, Ubisoft Romania officially confirmed that they are working on Silent Hunter 5.

In 2008,[1] a second Romanian Ubisoft studio was opened in Craiova. Ubisoft chose Craiova as the place for its new studio because of the close partnership developed between the company and the University of Craiova and started with 12 people.[2]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
DC PS3 PS4 Wii Wii U Win Xbox X360 XBO
2000 POD: Speedzone Yes No No No No No No No No
2003 Chessmaster 10th Edition No No No No No Yes No No No
2005 Silent Hunter III No No No No No Yes No No No
2006 Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
2007 Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
2007 Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific No No No No No Yes No No No
2008 Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific U-Boat Missions No No No No No Yes No No No
2009 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
2010 Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic No No No No No Yes No No No
2010 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
2009 Assassin's Creed II No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
2010 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
2011 Assassin's Creed: Revelations No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
2012 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
2012 Just Dance 4 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
2012 Assassin's Creed III No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No
2012 Far Cry 3 No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
2014 Watch Dogs No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
2014 Assassin's Creed Rogue No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
2014 Assassin's Creed: Unity No No Yes No No Yes No No Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutterer, Mina. "Ubisoft a debarcat in Craiova". hit.ro. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Dumitrescu, Andrei. "Ubisoft Opens Craiova Studio". softpedia. Retrieved 20 August 2011.