UbiSoft takes over Red Storm

French publisher UbiSoft has confirmed long-running rumours that they are planning to buy out Red Storm, the American publisher / developer best known for the "Rainbow Six" series. Following the exploits of an elite international anti-terrorist organisation, Rainbow Six and its sequel "Rogue Spear" have gone on to sell three million copies on everything from the PC to the GameBoy.

Red Storm was co-founded by famous author Tom Clancy, and as part of the deal with UbiSoft he has signed up for a "new exclusive, long term license and endorsement agreement with Red Storm and Ubi Soft for all video and computer gaming platforms and products". Expect to see more Rainbow Six games then, and perhaps a game based on the forthcoming Jack Ryan movie "Sum Of All Fears", which is also based on a Tom Clancy novel. For the full scoop on the take-over, read the press release.

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