It was so valuable, in fact, that Ubisoft bought it from the prolific author in 2008 for an undisclosed substantial sum. And while Clancy’s writing legacy is at an end with his untimely passing, his name will continue to be a part of video game culture.
The biggest shift these days is the publisher’s growing interest in the world of cinema. After seeing Hollywood fumble one of its valuable franchises with Prince of Persia, Ubisoft has started to take things into its own hands, overseeing production on films tied to the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell franchises.
And Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says the company doesn’t plan to cede control this time around.