European digital download partnership extended.
LONDON, UK - June 24 2009 - Ubisoft has today announced that it will reinforce its partnership with Metaboli, the European leader in the digital distribution of PC games. Its titles will be available as download-to-own via www.gamesplanet.com in EMEA territories at the beginning of June, and via www.gametap.com in the U.S. Ubisoft was one of the first independent developers to build commercial relationships with Metaboli in 2001 through its subscription-based services www.metaboli.com.
“We are very pleased to pursue our partnership with Metaboli. This fruitful collaboration will offer users the opportunity to purchase digitally a large range of our most successful games,” states Stéphanie Perotti, chief operating officer EMEA.
“There are 47 Ubisoft titles available in the catalogue and they have been particularly popular with our users. Several games including Assassin’s Creed®, Rayman Raving Rabbids®, Prince of Persia®, Far Cry®, Brothers in Arms®, Rainbow Six® and the Splinter Cell® series have performed consistently well across our subscription-based platform,” comments Pierre Forest, VP content at Metaboli. “These games will undoubtedly achieve the same success through our download-to-own model, especially since they will now be distributed in the U.S. market following our acquisition of GameTap.”
In addition, Ubisoft will provide its own download-to-own service through its digital store, UBIshop ( http://shop.ubi.com). Metaboli’s white-label Digital Tycoon technology will be used to power UBIshop as well as individual e-stores dedicated to specific titles. Initially this will include:
Brothers in Arms – Hell’s Highway
Far Cry® 2
Prince of Persia
Shaun White Snowboarding
Tom Clancy’s EndWar®
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. ™
World in Conflict®
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 is present in 28 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2008-09 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1.058 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
Created in 2001, Metaboli, a French company, is currently the European leader in the digital distribution of PC games, and aims at worldwide leadership with the acquisition of www.gametap.com in September 2008, the American leader in video games subscription.
Thanks to its publishing partners such as Atari, Codemaster, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Rockstar, Sega, THQ, Take 2 or Ubisoft, Metaboli makes the best video games catalogue available for download in Europe. More than 600 PC games are distributed through unlimited subscription plans on www.metaboli.com, and a system of download to own unit sales on www.gamesplanet.com.
More information on www.metaboli.co.uk
About Digital Tycoon
Metaboli’s Digital Tycoon platform helps traditional publishers and distributors of video games to implement their own digital distribution service. Using the technology, they can develop, deploy and run their own digital distribution strategies on a global scale. Through a single interface, it allows publishers and distributors to talk directly to each other to define their policy for on-line distribution.
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