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Ubisoft Reflections Ltd.,[1] formerly known as Reflections Interactive,[2] 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 series.


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.

In 1995, they became known for Destruction Derby, which was critically acclaimed for its realistic physics and destruction, which later become Reflections' specialty.[3] 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.[4]

In 2004, the studio founder Martin Edmondson left Reflections and sued Atari due to the poor reception of Driv3r and "constructive unfair dismissal as a result of Reflections alleged repudiatory breach of a contract of employment that necessitated Mr. Edmondson's resignation."[5] Martin's brother, Gareth Edmondson, took his place as the Studio Manager. In August 2006, Atari announced that it had transferred all of the staff and most of the assets of Reflections Interactive Limited, including the intellectual property and technology rights to the Driver series, to Ubisoft for $24 million.[6]

Reflections Interactive Limited was subsequently renamed Ubisoft Reflections Limited. The first Reflections' game after becoming a Ubisoft studio, was Driver 76, released in 2007.

Martin Edmondson returned to Reflections for the development of Driver: San Francisco, due for release in 2011.

Game releases

Title Year Platform(s) Publisher
Ravenskull 1986 BBC Micro, Acorn Electron Superior Software
Codename: Droid 1987 BBC Micro, Acorn Electron Superior Software
Stryker's Run 1987 Acorn Electron (conversion of BBC Micro game)[7] Superior Software
Shadow of the Beast 1989 Commodore Amiga Psygnosis
Ballistix 1989 Commodore Amiga, Atari ST Psygnosis
Shadow of the Beast II 1990 Commodore Amiga, Atari ST Psygnosis
Awesome 1990 Commodore Amiga, Atari ST Psygnosis
Shadow of the Beast III 1992 Commodore Amiga Psygnosis
Brian the Lion 1994 Commodore Amiga Psygnosis
Destruction Derby 1995 PlayStation, MS-DOS, Sega Saturn Psygnosis
Destruction Derby 2 1996 PlayStation, Microsoft Windows Psygnosis
Thunder Truck Rally (US) aka Monster Trucks (Eu) 1998 PlayStation, Microsoft Windows Psygnosis
Driver 1999 PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Game Boy Color GT Interactive
Driver 2 2000 PlayStation, Game Boy Advance Infogrames
Stuntman 2002 PlayStation 2 Infogrames
Driv3r 2004 PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Atari
Driver: Parallel Lines 2006 PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Wii Atari
Driver 76 2007 PlayStation Portable Ubisoft
Emergency Heroes 2008 Wii Ubisoft
Monster 4x4: Stunt Racer 2009 Wii Ubisoft
Driver: San Francisco 2011 Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X Ubisoft


  1. Ubisoft Driver 76. Ubisoft. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  2. Reflections Interactive. IGN. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  3. Ubisoft Reflections Ltd.. MobyGames. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  4. Driver (Ubisoft). Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  5. Gibson, Ellie (February 27, 2006). Atari reaches settlement with ex-Reflections boss. GamesIndustry. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  6. James, Clement (August 7, 2006). Atari sells off Reflections Interactive to Ubisoft. VNunet. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  7. Profile, A&B Computing, October 1988

External links


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