Submitted by DADO 3042d ago | news

Ubi Considering EA Merger

In a recent interview, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot talked about the French publisher's future plans. It may come as a surprise to many, but they are still considering a merger with Electronic Arts,.... (Culture, Dev, Industry, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

big_tim  +   3042d ago
That would be the...
worst move ever for us (the consumer). Crappy versions of the Tom Clancy Series and so on. Ouch!
Lord Anubis  +   3042d ago
monopoly here I come.
DADO  +   3042d ago
I know from my personal experience, the smaller a company or firm is the harder they try to make their products top quality. A merge would not be good for us gamers because the quality of games would go down and the quantity would go up.
PS360PCROCKS  +   3042d ago
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Dr Pepper  +   3042d ago
If this happens, say goodbye to the Splinter Cell games, Ghost Recon games and Rainbow Six games. Ubisoft may as well stop making games if this happens, because nobody will be buying them (imo).
snoop_dizzle  +   3042d ago
oh i hope
assassins creed, tom clancy's end war, and splinter cell conviction come out before then.

I used to like EA.

But not really anymore.
DADO  +   3042d ago
I like the EA sports games, that is all they got left that is any good.
Dr Pepper  +   3042d ago
Now someone really needs to start a petition to stop this from happening. Does Ubisoft not know how the gaming community feels about EA?

EA + ______ = crap (hopefully the next MoH can change that).
DrPirate  +   3042d ago
Wow, I never would have figured Ubi to be sellouts.

Guess I was wrong.
Kokoro  +   3042d ago
Don't do it
Just don't!
Dr Pepper  +   3042d ago
Maybe this is just one big horrible joke...which is what their sales will be if this happens.
BlackIceJoe  +   3042d ago
I for one hope this does not happen. Ubisoft has some great franchises and I for one do not want to see them go to waste.
dork0783  +   3042d ago
IT took me awhile to realize......EA SUCKS!
kcdude  +   3042d ago
Ubisoft is my favorite video game company, and EA is my least favorite. It would suck if Ubisoft merged.
Blasphemy  +   3042d ago
Wow I hope this doesn't happen that would just be horrible. The two biggest third party publishers now under one roof...
Rhezin  +   3042d ago
The new MoH game will change your minds
Dr Pepper  +   3042d ago
I mentioned that in an above statement. If EA delivers on the new MoH, they will definitely regain some of my trust. However, I still don't want to see this happen. One (potentially) good game won't make up for the other bad games they've come out with.
bootsielon  +   3042d ago
I'm not a fan of EA, but..
I think everyone is overreacting. They make many sports games because they sell a lot, and they keep selling because they are not bad. Sometimes they are better, sometimes they go down, but they have rarely if ever truly sucked.

Black was good, Crysis looks great, The Sims and every other sims city games are great. Spore has me very excited, same thing with Army of Two. Not everything EA is shiit and sequels (I don't like sports games in general, but Madden keeps selling because people still enjoy it; I don't understand what my bro and his friends see in the game, but they tell me it's not always the same game and not just new stats, but whatever). Hell, several lord of the rings games they've made are pretty good. Not killer games, but definitely good ones (not all of them).

I think there's a lot of unfounded hate against EA, mainly because they're huge and number one. Please don't confuse me with an EA fan, I'm not, but to me they're in no way like Microsoft which has no competition, or like Sony which has screwed up several times. EA is not completely good either, they're just too big and are more about movie licensing and sequelities than other companies, but the good thing is that there are always alternatives to whatever EA has. I think EA deserves a chance; if their products were really that poor, they wouldn't be selling and they'd be bankrupt (since there are alternatives, competition, after all).

In the worst case, I'm trying to be the devil's advoate here, and give EA the benefit of the doubt.
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Dr Pepper  +   3042d ago
But that's the difference (your words: pretty good, not killer games) . Ubisoft is known for really really good games (well above average) and EA is not. They aren't terrible (I may have overreacted) but there is a big difference in quality between the two, imo.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   3042d ago
Oh god no
I don't want EAs rotting "We destroy gaming franchises" hand on one of my favorate pub/developers. Could you imagine what a move like this would do to gaming? Things liked this have happened before, sometimes it goes alright but somtimes (EA) it f**ks everything up.
Auron  +   3042d ago
That would suck
I hope this is a joke.
Bloodmask  +   3042d ago
Don't let the dark side cloud your vision. You were the one who was supposed to bring balance to the force, not seal it in darkness.
SuperSaiyan4  +   3042d ago
Oh no...
Well EA are known to mint franchises and well Ubisoft seem to have been doing the same.

EA seem to make shoddy games (Most Wanted and Carbon framerates anyone?) and Ubisoft have made games full of bugs and glitches (GRAW 1&2 anyone?)

Emm match made in Hell?
MK_Red  +   3042d ago
As many of you said, its bad. REAL bad. I hope for the sake of great Ubi games like Tom Clancy series, Assassins Creed, Farcry, Rayman and others tht they stay away from EA.
PhinneousD  +   3042d ago
Well I can see this going really bad. If Ubi becomes less involved with their IPs and another team takes over and fncks with the formulas and destroys a great franchise, this will be sad for all gamers. I can see a lot of half-assed attempts to port port port if EA is involved. Yikes, we'll just get mediocre games from Ubi. Well money talks. :-/
SIX  +   3041d ago
This union will produce ugly babies.
ChickeyCantor  +   3041d ago
i can see it all.........
Goodbye ubi, and F off EA.

The sims : prince of persia edition!
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