Ubisoft Reinforces Online Activity with Acquisition of Quazal Technologies
UBISOFT RENIFORC T CES O ONLIN ACT NE TIVITI IES WITH THE ACQU H UISITION O QU OF UAZAL TECH HNOLOOGIES SMontreal, Cana ada - Nov vember 4 2010 – Today, Ubisoft announced that it 4,has ac cquired Q Quazal Technologies a lead s, der in the creation of mult e n tiplayermiddleware and services f video g for game deve elopers.Creator and dev veloper of the Rendez-Vous a and Net-Z solutions, Quazal’s teams shave successfully launched and hos y d sted online solutions for the le e s eading pub blishersand de evelopers of the interactive entertai e inment in ndustry. Currently their y,solutions are inte egrated in the development o the majo n of ority of Ub bisoft’s key titles, yincluding Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, which was nam d med “Best Online Ga ame” atE3 201 10.“Quaza and Ubis al soft have worked clo osely toge ether for several yea now to create ars oamazin online e ng experience for our major bra es ands. The engineer at Quazal have e rshoned their exp pertise ove 12 yea er ars and th acquisi his ition guar rantees Ub bisoft asolid te echnology that will help us to attain the ambitious objectives of our online o rstrateg gy,” stated Quentin Gallet, ex d xecutive d director of the Tech f hnology Group atUbisoft t.“Today announ y’s ncement i the cul is lmination of ten ye edication by the ears of deteams at Quazal. Their ta alent, their passion a r and their c commitme to dev ent velopingonline technolog of the h gy highest qu the reason for Ubisoft’s decision to uality are t ns
acquire our company,” added Sylvain Beaudry, co-founder, and chief executiveofficer at Quazal.“The close collaboration between the teams at Quazal and Ubisoft will facilitatethe development and launch of new online services. We’re happy to be able tocontinue to express our creative vision via the projects we’ll be working on withUbisoft,” concluded Martin Lavoie, co-founder and chief technology officer atQuazal.Within Ubisoft, Quazal will continue expanding their technology and services,which remain available for license to the interactive entertainment industry.About UbisoftUbisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and hasgrown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2009-10 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €871 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.