(Montreal, Canada – March 2, 2005) Today, Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest interactive game publishers, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire MC2-Microids’ (Microids Canada) Canadian development operations and integrate them into its Montreal studio. The closing of this agreement is subject to requirements to be met by the two parties. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Following this agreement, Microids Canada’s fifty employees will be integrated into Ubisoft’s Montreal studio operations. This agreement does not cover any of MC2-Microids’ intellectual property or projects currently under development.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide. It is the fastest growing company in the videogame industry and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of € 508 million for the 2003–2004 fiscal year, an increase of 22.5% over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com
Born from the fusion of Microïds’ and Wanadoo Edition’s activities, MC2 is now one of the leading video games studios and publishers in Europe. With its publishing and distribution facilities in France and Italy as well as a publishing and development studio based in Montreal, MC2 has established a worldwide market presence. Today MC2 leads the adventure segment of the video games industry and enjoys international praise for hits such as the Syberia series. More information about Microids and its products can be found at http://www.microids.com/