We're not European press, so we weren't at last year's Ubisoft press event, UBIDAYS. It's likely we won't be at this year's event either, but we can slap a mustache on Jim Sterling and try to sneak him in, I suppose.
Announced today by Ubisoft, the UBIDAYS 2008 press event will take place at the home of "Mona Lisa," Paris' world-famous Louvre museum. According to Ubisoft, last year's event was such a success (note: "UBIDAYS" is now trademarked), they couldn't pass up the opportunity for a follow-up.
"The positive feedback from last year convinced us that this was the ideal way to present our games and to have enriching exchanges with partners who support us year after year," says Ubisoft's Executive Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, Alain Corre. "We're eagerly awaitings UBIDAYS 2008, which is already shaping up to offer a look at future industry trends and the group's upcoming blockbuster titles."
Said "blockbuster" titles will be revealed at a later date, but plenty of juicy info came out of last year's UBIDAYS, and we're expecting much of the same come May 29 and 29 when the event takes place.
My fingers are crossed for Ubisoft to finally reveal the new Prince of Persia title, but my money's on at least three games with Tom Clancy's name attached to them. Any Ubi games you guys are looking to hear more about? (A Beyond Good and Evil sequel is too obvious, and is not an acceptable answer.)
UBIDAYSTM Makes A Comeback
Ubisoft® plans second edition of product showcase, May 28 & 29 in Paris
London, COUNTRY – January 17, 2007 – Today Ubisoft announced that UBIDAYS™ 2008 will take place May 28- 29 in the heart of Paris’s world-famous Louvre museum.
Selected European press and business partners will be invited to discover Ubisoft’s new titles and have the opportunity to play the games that will pave the company’s future.
Last year’s UBIDAYS showcased major announcements, notably the launch of the highly successful Games for Everyone line. The 2008 edition promises to reveal similar surprises and exclusive announcements, while at the same time offer a rare opportunity for guests to meet Ubisoft team members and creative talents.
“The inaugural UBIDAYS in 2007 was a big step for us and a calculated bet, given the worldwide evolution of the industry,” said Alain Corre, Executive Director for Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific (EMEA). “The positive feedback from last year convinced us that this was the ideal way to present our games and to have enriching exchanges with partners who support us year after year. We’re eagerly awaiting UBIDAYS 2008, which is already shaping up to offer a look at future industry trends and the group’s upcoming blockbuster titles.”
The list of featured games and event program will be revealed later.