Ubisoft announced a long-term worldwide licensing agreement with Touchstone Television to develop and publish a videogame based on the Emmy Award-winning television series LOST. Developed by Ubisoft's Montreal studio and scheduled to hit retail shelves worldwide in 2007, the game will be offered for home and portable consoles as well as PCs.
"We are delighted to work with Bryan Burk, one of the biggest producers in Hollywood and with Touchstone Television," said Yves Guillemot, ceo of Ubisoft. "That they have chosen us for the adaptation of the cult series LOST is the best homage that a producer can make to the creativity of Ubisoft."
"This deal is another example of how truly powerful the LOST brand is," said Bruce Gersh, svp, business development, ABC Ent. and Touchstone Television. "We are excited to work together with Ubisoft to create a gaming experience that will allow fans to further immerse themselves into the mysteries and intrigues of the series."
"The creative appeal of LOST transcends borders with its character driven stories and addictive mysterious mythology," said Julia Franz, evp, Touchstone Television. "It's not enough for fans worldwide to just watch 'Lost,' the game is a wonderful opportunity to organically extend this creative phenomenon into an interactive consumer experience."
"Many of us on LOST have been hardcore gamers for years and the chance to work with Ubisoft, a company behind some of our favorite titles, has excited us to no end," said LOST exec producer Bryan Burk. "With the ability to tell new interactive stories within the LOST universe, we're giddy to be developing a game that, once completed, will be as engaging and fun to play as it is to create."
J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof co-created LOST and also serve as exec producers, along with Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. LOST, which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii, is from Touchstone Television.
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