Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (Euronext: UBI) (originally Ubi Soft Entertainment, S.A. until 2004) is a French multinational video game developer and publisher, headquartered in Montreuil, France. It is known for developing games for several acclaimed video game franchises including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, Prince of Persia, Rayman, and Splinter Cell.
Ubisoft claims to be the third largest independent publisher of video games worldwide. (after Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts) Ubisoft worldwide presence includes 29 studios in 19 countries. The company has subsidiaries in 26 countries. Ubisoft’s largest development studio is Ubisoft Montreal in Canada, which employs about 2,100 people.
In Ubisoft’s 2008–2009 fiscal year, the company’s revenue was €1.256 billion, reaching the 1 billion euro milestone for the first time in the company’s history. Ubisoft created its own film division, called Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which creates shows and films based on the company’s games.