Yves Guillemot
Augustin Detienne
France
2018

Ubisoft

Yves
Guillemot

Co-Founder / CEO

After bringing Ubisoft and Nintendo characters together in “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle,” Guillemot launcheda mission to infuse his company with progressive values, and it’s become a smashing success. Under his leadership, this year Ubisoft avoided a hostile takeover by Vivendi and struck a partnership with Chinese publisher Tencent to grow his company. Guillemot altered the course for Ubisoft’s typical “yearly release” cycle, switching over to a long-term engagement model in which bigger games receive prolonged support instead of being replaced by additional installments. Ubisoft consistently invests both in expanding the reach of its games into TV and movies and researching upcoming technology that could palpably the user experience.

Career

  • Assassin's Creed
  • Far Cry
  • ZombiU

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot Wants to Reach Five Billion Players in a Decade

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot Wants to Reach Five Billion Players in a Decade

Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot made headlines recently when he said he believes game consoles only have one more generation left before they're replaced by streaming technology. He addressed those comments during a fan Q&A at E3 2018, now available on YouTube, and said such tech could help the Ubisoft brand reach five billion players in a decade."What we are dreaming at is that technology will allow us to actually stream our games to all the TVs, mobile phones,...

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