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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 1073d ago | rumor

Ubisoft plots THQ bid

MCV:We have been told that the French firm is keen to take over the publisher's brands and studios once THQ works through its current financial problems. (Industry, THQ, Ubisoft)

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NYC_Gamer  +   1073d ago
Those franchises would help Ubisoft become one step closer to becoming one of the big publishers
Dlacy13g  +   1073d ago
I would argue they already are one of the big publishers...this would put them in that top 3 list if you ask me.
guitarded77  +   1073d ago
Yeah, Ubi has grown pretty damn big this gen with Assassin's Creed being their premier franchise. I was just looking at their game list from this gen and it looks like they publish more games than Activision... maybe even EA. They may not have as many big franchises as an EA, but if they added Darksiders, Saint's Row and Red Faction, they'd be on par with EA in number of big franchises. Ubi needs a big time accessible shooter like CoD and Battlefield... that's the one thing they're missing. Far Cry is awesome, but it's not an accessible MP game like CoD and Battlefield. I'm sure Ubi knows this and are looking to get one... Rainbow 6 is too tactical for the masses. But they won't find that with THQ's library either. Homefront sucked. Ubi is great at third person games though... just need that accessible FPS to make them stand out.
Dlacy13g  +   1072d ago
On the shooter side...don't forget THQ has Homefront 2 cooking which many felt the MP of Homefront was pretty good they just needed to do better graphically and improve the single player side significantly.

edit: just saw the last part of you post on Homefront. I would say Homefront while not great clearly showed it could be great in the right hands. They did a lot right in that game, just Kaos isn't good at doing story. The game is supposedly now with Crytek if my memory serves me.
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doogiebear  +   1073d ago
I dunno man. Do u think they'll support Saints Row?
NYC_Gamer  +   1073d ago
I believe Ubi would since the SR franchise does move a few million units
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doogiebear  +   1072d ago
Yeah but the controversy...especially after that school shooting. I hope saints lives on
DeforMAKulizer  +   1073d ago


But who would take the new unannounced games? Some great potential in them.

Not to mention the publishing right to South Park and Metro.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1073d ago
Yes. Excellent. better them than EA or Activision.
majiebeast  +   1073d ago
Meh dont want Ubisoft to own Relic. Ubisoft killed heroes of might and magic and hasnt made a single decent rts this gen.
RAYMEISTER  +   1073d ago
Nooooooooo! They will ruin Company of Heroes!!! They are not friends of PC gamers!
kevnb  +   1073d ago
I hope not, ubisoft has some great development teams but I hate them as a publisher.
PockyKing  +   1073d ago
You hate them and yet you give no reason, everyone here literally just hates to hate. Kind of annoying if you ask me.
kevnb  +   1072d ago
fine, as a pc gamer they delay my versions of games for no reason. They take on drm that requires online connection, but have servers crash. And in recent years they have completely ruined the entire tom clancy series.
Also in general, they release dlc that should of been part of the game. They release games that arent even finished on all platforms, for example assassins creed 3. Oh, and the legendary pc port of resident evil 4 was handled by these guys...
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PockyKing  +   1072d ago
Delay the game for no reason? Ubisoft ports aside from the drm have been quite a bit more polished than other ports from other companies. The Tom Clancy series isn't ruined it's just different from what you expected, the games aren't bad at all. Rainbow Six is still the same hard as hell tactical shooters, but I can understand your gripes with Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell. The recent Washington DLC for AC3 I think is what is a true add on, and not included with the game etc.
blue_flowers  +   1073d ago
great news, its a great industry when competitors can become a partner or franchise to elevate the industry and keep it progressing, love gaming.
Theo1130  +   1073d ago
I think I'd rather have square enix buy thq. They seem to give free reign to the western developers they have.
Haha123  +   1072d ago
Either them or 2K and I'll be happy :), hell I'd love to see what 2K sports would do with the WWE games
blackblades  +   1072d ago
It'll be interesting a little bit, saints row/farcry, darksiders/assissin creed, anyway at least microsoft not going after it, kinda same for sony rather have those games be multiplatform.

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