Ubisoft Reflections Ltd.
, formerly known as Reflections Interactive
, is a video game developer
based in Newcastle
, United Kingdom
. The studio focuses on racing games and it is best known for creating the award winning Driver
The company was formed by Martin Edmondson in 1984, developing games for the BBC Micro
. Later, they had become well known for their 1989 hit Amiga
game, Shadow of the Beast
, published by Psygnosis
which spanned two sequels.
The original Amiga game was partially written by Paul Howarth, and started out life as a parallax test of the Fat Agnus bit blitter chip on the Amiga, Paul later went on to work for Deep Red
, a UK games company based in Milton Keynes.
In 1995, they became known for Destruction Derby
, which was critically acclaimed for its realistic physics and destruction, which later become Reflections' specialty. Due to the success, the game had four more sequels over the years. In 1999, Reflections became well known for the game Driver
, which was inspired by '70s cop shows like Starsky & Hutch
and movies like Bullit
and The Driver
. The series got three sequels (and one in development) and three spin-offs. The series sold more than 14 million copies worldwide according to Ubisoft.
In 2004, studio founder Martin Edmondson left Reflections and sued Atari due to the poor reception of Driv3r
and "constructive unfair dismissal as a result... Read More