Havok Inks Longterm Deal with Ubisoft® ─ Becoming One of Its Major Middleware Providers
Ubisoft’s Top-Selling Video Game Franchises Use Havok
San Francisco, CA (October 6, 2009) – Havok today announced that it has signed a multi-year, worldwide licensing agreement with Ubisoft to use Havok’s software in upcoming titles across all game platforms. The move continues, and further solidifies, Ubisoft’s long-standing usage of Havok’s middleware products in such award-winning, best-selling franchises as Assassin’s Creed®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Prince of Persia®, Shaun White Snowboarding®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®.
“Havok is a professional organization from its engineering and support to sales and contracts,” said Pierre Escaich, Studio Operations Director of Ubisoft. “We’ve always appreciated Havok’s willingness to listen and work with us on serious and sophisticated commercial and technical issues. Havok goes the extra mile to understand the complexities of our business and the challenges development teams face.”
“Ubisoft consistently delivers many of the greatest brands in the video games industry and we are thrilled to be named as its long-standing middleware partner,” said David O’Meara, Managing Director of Havok. “Havok offers the best solutions across all gaming platforms. We believe in providing the most advanced technology to developers while backing our unmatched expertise with first class global support.”
Havok’s modular suite of tools puts power in the hands of creators, making sure they can reach new standards of believability and interactivity, while mitigating the overall cost and risks associated with creating today’s leading video games and movies. Havok’s products include access to a powerful and flexible set of art tools tailored to work within a studio’s particular production pipeline and assistance from the most experienced support team in the middleware industry. All of Havok’s software tools are fully multithreaded and cross-platform optimized.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has teams in 28 countries and distributes games in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2009-10 fiscal year, the company generated sales of 1.058 billion Euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
Havok™was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1998, and is the premier provider of interactive software and services for digital media creators in the games and movie industries. Havok works in partnership with the world’s best-known game developers, including Microsoft®, Nintendo® and Sony®. Havok’s cross-platform, professionally supported technology is available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP®, Wii™, and PC Games for Windows®. Havok’s combination of superior technology and dedication to delivering for its customers has led to the company’s technologies being used in nearly 250 of the world’s best-known game titles, including Assassin’s Creed®, Bioshock and Halo® 3. Havok products have also been used to drive special effects in movies such as Quantum of Solace, Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix™, and The Matrix. Havok has offices in Dublin, San Francisco, San Antonio, Calcutta, Munich, and Tokyo.