Ubisoft neemt Japans development studio over

Vanmiddag is bekend geworden dat ook Ubisoft aan het uitbreiden is geslagen. Het bedrijf heeft zijn ogen laten vallen op het japanse Tacoma.

De Meern, The Netherlands – 7 november 2007 – Today, Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announces that it has concluded an agreement to acquire the Japanese video game development studio Tacoma.

Established in 1996, with offices in Nagoya and Osaka, Tacoma currently has a team of 20 developers specialized in games for the Nintendo DS. The studio has worked regularly for a number of Japanese publishers and has developed several successful titles for Ubisoft’s Petz® line of games, including Hamsterz Life.

“When it comes to Nintendo DS games, Tacoma has demonstrated a leading knowledge that has resulted in creative animal simulation titles that appeal to Japanese and Western audiences alike, which is quite rare,” declared Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer of Ubisoft. “This acquisition attests to Ubisoft’s capacity to establish successful partnerships in new territories and reinforces its advance on casual games.”

“It is an honor to become part of Ubisoft, one of the world’s leading video game publishers,” declared Masahito Hasegawa, president of Tacoma. “I am truly looking forward to using our experience to develop games that will be enjoyed by players all over the globe.”

The operation is subject to normal closing conditions and is expected to close during the third quarter of the 2007-08 fiscal year.

Zoals hier te lezen is zal deze verandering vooral een impact hebben op de Nintendo DS. Of andere platformen hier ook voordeel uit gaan halen is niet duidelijk.

Door Dickos (16) gepost op donderdag 08-11-2007 12:58