French video game maker Ubi Soft Entertainment, which employs about 100 people in the Triangle at Red Storm Entgertainment, has inked a worldwide licensing deal with Viacom Consumer Products to publish games based on the upcoming motion picture release “The Sum of All Fears.”

Paris-based Ubi Soft plans to launch the PC version of the game in conjunction with the movie release, in May for U.S. and Canadian audiences and in the fall for European fans. Ubi Soft will also release the game on the new generation of consoles in the months following the release of “The Sum of All Fears,” Paramount Pictures movie based on the latest Tom Clancy novel to grace the big screen, starring Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan.

Developed by Ubi Soft’s Red Storm Entertainment, the Morrisville-based company co-founded by Clancey and bought by Ubi Soft for $45 million, the PC version will feature action-oriented gameplay. The technology behind the new game combines the physics and graphic capabilities of “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon” and the familiar gameplay style of the best-selling “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six” franchise.

“The Sum of All Fears” games will be based on events from both Clancy’s novel and Paramount’s movie, immersing players in the middle of a high-stakes adventure as members of an FBI elite hostage rescue team reassigned to track down the conspirators of a major plot against the United States. Players can choose to play as part of a three-player team or up to 36 players can join the multiplayer action on the ubi.com gaming portal as well as the Internet.

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