SAN FRANCISCO â€“ April 5, 2006 â€“ Today Ubisoft, one of the worldâ€™s largest video game publishers, announced that it is developing the fourth instalment of the RaymanÂ® franchise. Ubisoftâ€™s iconic brand has entertained generations of gamers for 10 years and to date has sold more than 16 million units worldwide. The new Rayman video game is being developed by Ubisoftâ€™s Montpellier studio, lead by Michel Ancel, creator of the original Rayman game, the critically-acclaimed Beyond Good & Evilâ„¢ and Peter Jacksonâ€™s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie. The new Rayman video game will launch during Holiday 2006 on current and next-generation consoles.
â€œRayman is one of the brands that encapsulate Ubisoftâ€™s ability to create characters and universes that appeal to all kinds of players,â€ said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. â€œWe are expecting this new Rayman video game to sweep players off their feet.â€
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified lineup 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 video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 538 million Euros for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, an increase of 8 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.