Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot has told GamesIndustry.biz that the company currently has three options regarding whether or not it remains independent.
When asked what the probability of an EA takeover is at present, Guillemot replied, "I don't know. I think we are in a creative business so it will certainly need to be done with our collaboration, but it's a question I can't answer."
He went on to observe that there are three choices for Ubisoft at present, stating, "The first option, and the one we prefer, is to remain independent and execute on our plan to double our turnaround and triple our profit in the next four years.
"The second is to work within an entertainment group, so we could be the videogame part of an entertainment company, and the third is to merge with other publishers to create a bigger group within the industry."
Guillemot confirmed that Ubisoft executives "speak regularly with lots of people" about possible deals, but declined to offer any specific comment about current negotiations.