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Ubisoft will present Snowdrop engine at the International Animation Film Festival

In addition, Ubisoft Annecy opens an innovation hub to drive local research and development initiatives and to contribute to the future of production technologies.


From the 14th to the 17th of June, the Ubisoft will participate in international animated film festival in Annecy (MIFA) with exclusive demonstrations by Ubisoft Snowdrop, one of the entertainment industry's leading edge creative technologies. MIFA audiences will have the opportunity to meet with experts at Ubisoft and delve into some of the most advanced features of the game engine, designed to give creators the power and flexibility to easily create realistic animations.

Through 35 years of continuous investment in research & development and proprietary technologies, Ubisoft has built a strong internal growth trajectory in creative and technological capabilities. The brand's presence at this important event in the Animation industry reflects Ubisoft's desire to accelerate and strengthen its technology leadership, which is under the command of Guillemette Picard, vice president of Production Technologies, and relies on the involvement of local studios and teams.

Driven by this ambition, Ubisoft also extends the goal of providing the best experience for developers with the creation of a new research and innovation center at Ubisoft Annecy, the studio responsible for developing cutting-edge production solutions for future games and place of creation. of the innovative Riders Republic® game.

Ubisoft Annecy has already contributed numerous large-scale technological innovations, including real-time simulated biomechanical animations, advanced procedural generation tools for open world games, simultaneous gameplay for up to 64 players, among others.

“With over two decades of experience in video game production, Ubisoft Annecy has a proven track record of technological expertise,” said Gregory Garcia, Managing Director of Ubisoft Annecy. “The creation of a research and innovation center around production technologies is, of course, the next step in our studio's history. Local teams will play a critical role in strengthening and supporting Ubisoft's proprietary technologies that will be needed to create the games of tomorrow."

About the Ubisoft Snowdrop engine

The powerful Snowdrop engine is built on the philosophy of empowering creators to make things better, not bigger. Its toolset focuses on iteration speed and short build times, giving developers the freedom to experiment and prototype faster.

Its unique chart system makes it easy to adapt to new ideas and is a perfect option for anyone to add new features. Game-agnostic technology with a powerful rendering engine, Snowdrop has proven its versatility across different genres and titles, from Tom Clancy's The Division® to Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle® and The Settlers®. Snowdrop will also bring Ubisoft's upcoming Star Wars® and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora® games to life.



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