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London, UK - 3rd Sept 2004 - Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, scooped the awards for In-house Development and the Art and Sound (XIII / Beyond Good & EvilTM) at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2004 earlier this week. Held at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on 31st August the awards were judged by a 50-strong panel with finalists from the UK and Europe.

"We are immensely pleased with the result of the Develop awards this year." Said Rob Cooper, Ubisoft's UK Managing Director. "Ubisoft has been investing in its internal development studios over the past few years and we are now reaping the benefits."

The award for In-house Development was given to the best publisher-owned game development company or in-house game development resource, whilst the award for Art and Sound was given to the studio that has demonstrated the most impressive graphical, audio and game design skills in its games released during the past year.

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Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft has grown considerably, especially through its strong and diversified lineup In addition to steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 508 million for the 2003-2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at a constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit

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