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Submitted by Lionheart377 1185d ago | news

Ubisoft “interested” in buying THQ’s IPs

Ubisoft chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot isn’t calling THQ’s time of death, but if things go south for the struggling company, Guillemot may be interested in acquiring a few of its top brands. (Culture, Industry, THQ, Ubisoft)

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RivetCityGhoul  +   1185d ago
hmmmm..... interesting. am i sensing a takeover?
LordMe  +   1185d ago
I was thinking EA or Ubisoft would buy THQ... I wouldn't mind it in truth.
killerhog  +   1185d ago
Neither should, a more responsible, gamer friendly studio/publisher should buy THQ or its Ips.
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Grap  +   1185d ago
with this economy they can't.
DeadlyFire  +   1184d ago
THQ stock is less than 25 cents a share. I think its affordable.
Jinkies  +   1185d ago
Take Saints Row please....just save it from them because THQ are doing such a great job of ruining it. The third one was crap compared to the others, it felt like one step back for the franchise.
Wenis  +   1185d ago
I agree, I couldn't get into the 3rd. It wasn't even the 'over the top' nature of it(which in my opinion was too over the top), it just felt lacking in many areas.
prototypeknuckles  +   1185d ago
Take darksiders so I can play as fury then strife, but please dont turn it into an assassins creed clone.
BakedGoods  +   1185d ago
Yes, don't ruin this franchise--it has incredible potential.
pandehz  +   1185d ago
Dont take Metro

Thats one of the few linear story based games that kicks most other linear story based games arse. Let THQ keep that
Ben_Grimm  +   1185d ago
THQ the way it's going won't be keeping anything if they continue the path they are on.

I say unload now and get it while it's good.
Ducky  +   1185d ago
Just as long as they don't kill relic.
Angainor7  +   1185d ago
Wonderful news if true!!!
Alos88  +   1185d ago
If it saves the Darksiders series from extinction I'm all for it.
Eldyraen  +   1185d ago
If THQ does go under, I'm sure many of their IPs would end up for sale and Ubisoft IMO would be one of the better companies I'd want to pick them up. Granted I don't want to see THQ fall but Ubisoft just seems a better "fit" for many of its titles.

Company of Heroes, Darksiders, Metro, and Warhammer 40k (especially strategy) are all great IPs that I've enjoyed every time. Then of course there are Saint's Row (which needs a more mature approach compared to 3... Some really "classy" design choices just kept me from even wanting to try it as marketing goes both ways), Homefront (which could be great), and maybe revive/reboot Red Faction and Destroy All Humans open world games ;)
pandehz  +   1185d ago
I do love the Warhammer 40k strategy games. Brilliant stuff
SlavisH2  +   1185d ago
bring back the outfit!
BitbyDeath  +   1185d ago
I approve of this acquisition.
Skate-AK  +   1185d ago
They should with the Insane trigolgy. Ive wanted to see that game since its been announced.
Somebody  +   1185d ago
THQ's main games : Company of Heroes that had an Online version and the Warhammer Series with a Horde mode with both games having a unlockable items via XPs and levels like an MMO...just what Ubisoft need for its lists of F2P games (most of its currently planned F2Ps have severe lack of guns, orcs and splattering blood).

Ubisoft is heavily invested with F2Ps and only interested in some of THQ'S IPs, not the company itself...they are not charging in like knights in shining armour to save a ruined kingdom but more like some neighbour waiting for the guy next door to start his garage sale before moving out.
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