|Subsidiary of Ubisoft|
|Bucharest, Romania (1992)|
History[edit | edit source]
Starting with only 4 programmers and 2 graphic artists, in time, the Bucharest studio has grown to around 800 people working in different fields of activity, in 2010, and is responsible for several critically acclaimed games such as Chessmaster 10th Edition, Silent Hunter 3, Silent Hunter 4, Blazing Angels: Squadrons of World War II and its sequel Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII and Rayman Raving Rabbits.
As of 1998, in addition to the production studio, the Bucharest subsidiary includes a marketing and sales department. This has allowed the company to become a leader in the Romanian multimedia market, distributing Ubisoft games and Guillemot products (PC and console accessories from Thrustmaster and hardware from Hercules). On July 15, 2008, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X., game developed by Ubisoft Romania. H.A.W.X. ("High Altitude Warfare eXperimental squadron") was released on March 6, 2009 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and on March 17 for Microsoft Windows. In 2008 at the official launch of the Brothers in Arms in Romania, an employee said that Ubisoft Romania is working to a fifth title of a series. The only game that has reached the number 4 is the Silent Hunter, so the next likely project is the Silent Hunter V. On 18 August 2009, Ubisoft Romania officially confirmed that is working on Silent Hunter V.
In 2009, a second Romanian Ubisoft studio was opened in Craiova.
Games developed[edit | edit source]
- POD: Speedzone (2000) (DC)
- Chessmaster 10th Edition (2003) (PC)
- Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (2006) (PC, Xbox)
- Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII (2007) (PC, PS3, X360)
- Silent Hunter III (2005) (PC)
- Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific (2007) (PC)
- Silent Hunter 4: The U-Boat Missions (2008) (PC)
- Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (2009) (PC, PS3, X360)
- Silent Hunter 5 (2010) (PC)
- Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 (2010) (PC, PS3, X360, Wii)