Tag Archives: Yannis Mallat
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 19:40 BST
Watch_Dogs, the new IP from Ubisoft Montreal, is turning plenty of heads. With the reveal of it’s release date earlier today, VG247 spoke to studio head Yannis Mallat about the game.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 21:55 BST
Ubisoft Montreal CEO feels next-gen will see fewer triple-A games “taking a bigger chunk of the market”
Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat expects current market trends to continue with next-gen systems: big triple-A titles with more production values and the usual tablet, mobile and social games space. However, this will lead to “B-games” being pushed out.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 13:18 BST
PS4 has proven to be a “pleasant surprise” according to Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat. The developer has compared Sony’s latest rig to previous PlayStation models and has deemed PS4 to be both familiar and manageable. Smiles all round it seems.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 09:18 BST
Xbox 720 will closely follow Sony’s PS4, according to Ubisoft Montreal head Yannis Mallat. He has suggested Microsoft’s rig will laregly bear the same features and horsepower under the hood in a new interview.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 04:00 BST
Ubisoft Montreal boss Yannis Mallat believes Assassin’s Creed fans enjoy the franchise’s yearly release schedule, which gives development teams time off while still delivering fresh product.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 21:35 GMT
Ubisoft has said the Prince of Persia franchise is “being paused” until it decides where the series should be taken next.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 07:04 BST
Despite boasting 2,100 employees and a finger in almost all of the publisher’s pies, Ubisoft Montreal studio head Yannis Mallat believes the developer still has that brand new feeling.
Thu, May 03, 2012 | 08:14 BST
Fri, Nov 27, 2009 | 21:23 GMT
Ubisoft’s crossing its fingers that 3D gaming will hit the ground running like a kid escaping the switch, according to Montreal bossman Yannis Mallat.
While most households do not yet own a 3D TV, Mallat compares it to stereo sound, saying that it’s the wave of the future.
“3D is to pictures what Dolby Stereo was to sound,” he told the Financial Post. “No one wants to go back to mono.”
James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game will be 3D capable on 360 and PS3 when it’s released next month, and so will the movie when it hits theaters.
Looks like the fellas back in the 60s knew what was coming when The Creature from the Black Lagoon was released, after all.
Fri, Oct 30, 2009 | 15:12 GMT
Ubisoft’s Canadian division CEO, Yannis Mallat, said during the GameON finance conference that as far as the console version of the Splinter Cell franchise is concerned, it is to remain an Xbox 360 exclusive for the time being.
“Until further notice [it's staying on Xbox 360],” Mallat told GamingUnion. “However, I’m only the one making the games, you should talk to the people in Paris [for confirmation].”
Previous iterations of the franchise appeared on Sony and Nintendo systems after debuting on the original Xbox.
More through the link.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 21:33 BST
Ubisoft’s already drummed out in it’s head the setting for Assassin’s Creed III, according to CEO of Ubi’s Montreal studio Yannis Mallat. They still aren’t going to say anything though, not even a hint.
“Oh yeah,” said Yallat, when he was asked if the developer knew which parts of history the next game will see.
“We know how to keep our secrets. Think about it, Assassin’s Creed as a brand is definitely oriented towards reliving pivotal moments in history. So along that path we may revisit some interesting moments.”
And an ending for Desmond?
“Who talked about an ending,” admitted Yallat.
We haven’t even had Assassin’s Creed II yet, and here we are talking about ACIII. ACII is out on November 20 FYI, in case you didn’t know.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 13:14 BST
Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat has said to Videogamer that when Splinter Cell: Conviction is released, it will be “worth the wait”.
He was speaking at the premiere of Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, where he already hinted that a PS3 version of Conviction isn’t out of the question just yet.
“The answer definitely is that Splinter Cell: Conviction will be a better game in February than any time earlier. The level of polish that we are achieving as we speak is definitely worth the wait,” said Mallat.
“You know Ubisoft is committed to quality. We apply that to all our games. Splinter Cell is not excluded from that.”
Conviction is exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC. It releases on February 26 in the UK.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 00:43 BST
Conviction on PS3? Don’t quite rule it out yet, as there is “hope” yet according to Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat.
He was speaking to Videogamer at the premiere of Assasin’s Creed: Lineage.
“There is always hope,” said Mallat.
“I can’t predict the future. But it’s good to hear that people who can’t play Splinter Cell are willing to.”
For now though, Conviction is exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC. It’s out on February 26.