MasonicGamer.com: All the way back in in 1986 a man named Yves Guillemot fresh out of completing his business studies launched Ubisoft Entertainment alongside his four brothers. The company wasn’t so much known for their games but rather for their role as a publisher who distributed games for the likes of Electronic Arts if you can believe that. Initially Ubisoft were only distributing games in France where the company was originally set up but eventually branched out into other territories such as North America.
It wasn’t until the early 90′s that Ubisoft began developing their own games, I think the original Rayman is perhaps the earliest memory most will have of Ubisoft. It was a little cute 2D platformer with plenty of charm, probably one of the childhood games you grew up with if you’re currently in your 20′s. Since then Ubisoft has continued to grow both as a publisher and as an upcoming developer.
If I had to pick a specific point in time when Ubisoft started to turn heads it would have to be 2002′s Splinter Cell.