Paris-based Ubi Soft Entertainment is purchasing North Carolina's Red Storm Entertainment. Red Storm will become a wholly owned subsidiary and brand of Ubi Soft. Though sales and distribution functions for the two companies will be integrated, Red Storm will continue to operate independently. The company will continue to focus on its ongoing projects as well as continuing its association with Tom Clancy, a license that has been extended as part of the Ubi Soft deal. "The games published by Red Storm will complement Ubi Soft's product range and this acquisition will allow the group to reinforce its existing expertise in multiplayer action and strategy games," said Ubi President Yves Guillemot, "we are convinced that in the years to come this genre of game will undergo strong growth."