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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 764d 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  +   764d ago
Those franchises would help Ubisoft become one step closer to becoming one of the big publishers
Dlacy13g  +   764d 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  +   764d 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  +   764d 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  +   764d ago
I dunno man. Do u think they'll support Saints Row?
NYC_Gamer  +   764d ago
I believe Ubi would since the SR franchise does move a few million units
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doogiebear  +   764d ago
Yeah but the controversy...especially after that school shooting. I hope saints lives on
DeforMAKulizer  +   764d ago
I APPROVE!

DO IT UBISOFT!

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  +   764d ago
Yes. Excellent. better them than EA or Activision.
majiebeast  +   764d 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  +   764d ago
Nooooooooo! They will ruin Company of Heroes!!! They are not friends of PC gamers!
kevnb  +   764d ago
I hope not, ubisoft has some great development teams but I hate them as a publisher.
PockyKing  +   764d 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  +   764d 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  +   764d 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  +   764d 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  +   764d ago
I think I'd rather have square enix buy thq. They seem to give free reign to the western developers they have.
Haha123  +   764d 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  +   764d 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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