Ivory Tower (company)

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Ivory Tower SASU
Subsidiary
Industry Video game industry
Founded 31 October 2007; 10 years ago (2007-10-31)
Founders
  • Ahmed Boukhelifa
  • Stéphane Beley
  • Emmanuel Oualid
Headquarters Lyon, France
Key people
Number of employees
100 (2015)
Parent Ubisoft (2015–present)
Website ivory-tower.fr

Ivory Tower SASU is a French video game developer based in Lyon.

History[edit]

Ivory Tower was founded on 31 October 2007 by Ahmed Boukhelifa, Stéphane Beley and Emmanuel Oualid.[1] All three founders were previously employed by Eden Games.[2] Ivory Tower's first game, The Crew, was announced through its publisher, Ubisoft, in June 2013,[3] and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in December 2014.[4] On 5 October 2015, as The Crew reached 3 million players, Ubisoft announced that they had acquired Ivory Tower for an undisclosed sum.[5][6] At the time, the studio housed 100 employees.[7] Ivory Tower's second game, The Crew 2, was announced by Ubisoft in June 2017,[8] and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One in June 2018.[9]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
2014 The Crew Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
2018 The Crew 2 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reilly, Luke (5 October 2015). "Ubisoft Acquires The Crew Developer Ivory Tower". ign.com. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Ubisoft acquires Ivory Tower". mcvuk.com. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "The Crew announced at Ubisoft E3 presser - VG247". vg247.com. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "The Crew release date set for December". eurogamer.net. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  5. ^ Makuch, Eddie (5 October 2015). "The Crew Reaches 3 Million Players, Ubisoft Acquires Developer". gamespot.com. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  6. ^ "Ubisoft acquires Ivory Tower studio". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  7. ^ "Ubisoft buys The Crew developer Ivory Tower". eurogamer.net. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "E3 2017: Ubisoft Shows Off The Crew 2". Shacknews. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "The Crew 2 Once Again Erases My Home State From History". USgamer.net. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 

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