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Ubisoft start-up program wraps up Season Two

The Ubisoft Startup Program joins forces with entrepreneurial projects that can be linked to the videogame industry. The nexus for many of these project is Station F, the world’s largest startup campus. During Season Two of the Program, the focus was on two areas in particular, mixed reality and blockchain, and for Season Three, the … Continued

Ubisoft, Google Cloud and Psycle demonstrate the power of machine learning, lay the ground for automated hieroglyphics translation

The Hieroglyphics Initiative, a research project launched by Ubisoft and Google Cloud on the occasion of Assassin’s Creed Origins’ release in 2017, paves the way towards an open source Hieroglyphics translation tool for Academics and beyond. Ubisoft believes Machine Learning has the power to improve research for Academics and the way Humanities are both taught … Continued

Women of Ubisoft – Hiroko Hoshikawa

Hiroko Hoshikawa is a relative newcomer to the videogame industry, joining Ubisoft just over two years ago as an associate producer. Raised in a small town in Japan called Yamagata, she attended college at University of Central Oklahoma where she studied theater arts. After college, Hoshikawa moved back to her native Japan where she taught … Continued

Far Cry 5 – Making (of) a First Impression

First impressions are important – even in video games. From the attract modes of old arcade machines, through Half-Life’s train ride and Bioshock’s descent into Rapture – they all manage to set the scene in very memorable ways. The Far Cry series has had its fair share of iconic intros too: Those first blinking steps … Continued

Women of Ubisoft – Laura Courouble

Fifteen years ago, after playing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Laura Courouble and her cousins fantasized about what it might be like to work at Ubisoft one day. Today, Courouble is an associate producer for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, and just celebrated her eighth anniversary at Ubisoft. Growing up, Courouble was interested … Continued

E3 2018 – Lionel Raynaud talks shorter stories, player choice, and the future of AI

As Executive Vice President of Creative for Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, Lionel Raynaud has a hand in overseeing, shaping, and guiding the development of some of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Rainbow Six Siege. During Ubisoft’s pre-E3 corporate event, he spoke about how Ubisoft’s design strategy is shifting to face the future, … Continued

Women of Ubisoft – Melissa MacCoubrey

Five years ago, Melissa MacCoubrey was a scriptwriting intern at Ubisoft Montreal. Today, she’s the narrative director for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. An alumna of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, MacCoubrey studied English literature, theater, and creative writing before starting at Ubisoft in 2013. During her internship, MacCoubrey gained a wealth of experience by working on … Continued

The Crew 2 – Out today! – how to succeed in Motornation

By land, air and water, The Crew 2 hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC today with a hearty “neeeeeeeeeeow.”  With that in mind, we thought we’d share a few quick things you should know when making your first tyre-tracks, contrails or wakes in the game’s open-world USA. Progression The goal in The Crew 2 is to reach the … Continued