Sections

Massive to make MMOs for Ubisoft

Guillemot suggests plans to start small in online market

Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has suggested that Massive Entertainment - the Swedish developer Ubi acquired from Activision Blizzard this week - will be put to work making MMOs.

"We just bought it from them since those guys have Blizzard so they didn't need that studio as much as we do, and those guys are extremely strong in RTS, so they are going to help us also get closer to the MMO space," said Guillemot.

But it seems Guillemot won't be tasking Massive with making his company's World of Warcraft just yet, according to Kotaku.

"Our goal there is to go first with light MMOs... that have been extremely popular in China but are also coming in the U.S. and Europe and are generating lots of good revenue, so our goal is first to start with light MMOs, and then in the future also come with RPG and RTS, also in the MMO space," Guillemot said.

In the past, the French publishing magnate has said that a Tom Clancy MMO was high on his to-do list, a project that would seem appropriate for World in Conflict developer Massive.

Related stories

New Ubisoft game marks its next big move into China

Publisher partners with Playcrab and Tencent

By Christopher Dring

Ubisoft opens two new studios

Berlin and Bordeaux branches, plus at least 100 jobs, added to Assassin's Creed publisher's global empire

By James Batchelor

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.