UBI SOFT LAUNCHES
UK GAMES WEB PORTAL
Copyright 2002 Ubi Soft Press Release
[ September 10th 2002 ]
Entertainment today steps up its service and commitment
to British gamers, with the launch of a UK specific
version of the popular US site: ubi.com (http://www.ubi.com/uk).
This new gaming portal is set to change the way
UK fans of Ubi Soft games will use the internet
as ubi.com/uk allows gamers to participate in
online communities as well as play the PC games
they love, at the same web site.
is to ensure the site content is compatible with
the desires of those gamers keen to be first.
As such, a dedicated team will be uploading content
on a daily basis, which has a high ‘pass-on’ value.
To keep interested parties returning tried-and-tested
web techniques will be employed such as daily
news and games updates, exclusive assets, video
streams and downloads. Additionally, the new site
will also include cheats, tips, developer and
celebrity web chats, competitions and other elements
is designed to appeal to both hardcore and casual
gamers and was a direct result of extensive feedback
and consumer tests. "We’re pleased to be able
to offer UK gamers a vibrant and tailored package,
with information and entertainment specifically
designed to keep people coming back" said Franck
Rossini, Ubi Soft’s UK Webmaster.
community side, Ubi Soft has licensed state-of-the-art
forum technology to make posting comments and
ideas online easy. "We’ll try to give fans exactly
what they want through the UK forums" said Ian
Chambers, Community Manager. "Games typically
attract unique communities of players, and ubi.com
was built from the ground up to support the needs
of those players." As an example, the web site
for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, was designed with
the user interface style of the game itself.
also uses a new proprietary matchmaking application
that is fully integrated directly into all supported
Ubi Soft multiplayer games. By activating the
ubi.com matchmaking service, players can easily
launch online games, find friends and opponents,
chat and swap files. The ECTS-Award winning IL-2
Sturmovik is just one of the multiplayer games
available on ubi.com/uk. Other ubi.com supported
games include: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, The Sum
of All Fears, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Rogue Spear™:
Black Thorn™ and Destroyer Command. As the next
generation of console-based networks evolve, ubi.com
anticipates supporting them as well.