After some major developer studio acquisitions in the last few weeks and months now also reports Ubisoft on the subject. It should be further out of it to remain independent, but one does not exclude a potential acquisition.
Ubisoft: independence or takeover?
Microsoft buys Bethesda for $ 7.5 billion, Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for nearly $ 70 billion US dollars, Sony buys bungie for $ 3.6 billion, Take-Two buys Zynga for over $ 12 billion. The list of high-priced acquisitions is increasingly longer. Ubisoft is also aware of this and now expresses a possible takeover.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot believes that Ubisoft can still remain independent **. “We have the talent, the financial size and a large portfolio of original IPs.” But he also adds that the games company of a takeover is not averted. “If there is a purchase offer for us, the board would of course be examined in the interest of all stakeholders.”
Accordingly man is open to a takeover , if the offer fits. (Source: Ubisoft via VGC)
Ubisoft wants to continue to serve all platforms
Guillemot also talks about the different platforms and that Ubisoft continues to pursue the plan to develop its games for all platforms .
“If we look at Nintendo… We are number one under the third-party publishers. Nintendo is interested in everything we do, and we even develop games with their brands, so there is cooperation and it is very successful. “
Thus, the CEO of Ubisoft also makes it clear that continues to serve all platforms for a potential takeover .
That this is possible proves, for example, bungie. The Destiny Developer announced after the acquisition by Sony, that he will continue to publish multi-platform games. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan also stressed that Bungie is now an independent subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment .
The next call-of-duty games should also appear despite the deal between Microsoft and Activision on Sony’s Playstation.