Ubisoft Halifax

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Ubisoft Halifax
Subsidiary
Industry Video games
Interactive entertainment
Headquarters 1505 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3K5
Key people
Gérard Guillemot
Products Video games
Number of employees
40+
Parent Ubisoft
Website http://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/studio/halifax.aspx

Ubisoft Halifax, formerly known as Longtail Studios is a video game developer started by Gérard Guillemot, one of the co-founders of Ubisoft. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia- Canada, Longtail Studios has developed video games including Rocksmith and Dance on Broadway.[1] The studio was acquired by Ubisoft in October 2015.

Longtail Studios' published games include MotionSports Adrenaline for Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation Move, Dance on Broadway for Wii, and PlayStation 3 Move. Sprung, Grey's Anatomy: The Video Game, Imagine: Sweet 16 and Dance on Broadway. Its mobile games include TNA Wrestling, a professional wrestling video game for iOS. As of June 2012, the company is currently developing "Sports Connection", a Wii U launch title to be published by Ubisoft. The studio later worked on Rocksmith 2014.

Longtail's division in Quebec was acquired by Ubisoft in 2010,[2] and the entire company acquired by it on October 14, 2015. Its focus would be shifted to developing AAA video games for mobile phones.[3] The studio was renamed to Ubisoft Halifax.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calvin, Alex (October 14, 2015). "Ubisoft acquires Rocksmith developer Longtail Studios". MCVUK. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ Alexander, Leigh (November 3, 2010). "Ubisoft Acquires Longtail's Quebec Studio". Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Handrahan, Matthew (October 14, 2015). "Ubisoft acquires Longtail Studios". Gameindustry.biz. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Grubb, Jeff (October 13, 2015). "Ubisoft adds another team in Canada as it acquires developer Longtail Halifax". VentureBeat. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 

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