Ubisoft: 'Wii Will Beat EA'

EA and France-based Ubisoft have been at odds for some time now. In December 2004, mega-publisher EA bought a 20 percent stake in Ubisoft-a move that the house of Rayman regarded as a "hostile takeover" of Sam Fisher proportions.

Ubisoft vowed to stay independent at the time, and it plans to keep it that way. "Our goal is not to sell to EA but to beat EA," said Laurent Detoc (pictured), president of Ubisoft North America in a Reuters interview this week.

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omansteveo6204d ago

This sweet awesome post outlaw the next gen is going to make or break alot of companies and EA needs to realise that they cant survive on the same mediore franchises we've been playin since the PSone i dont want another need for speed of another frickin burnout gimme somethin fresh and new if thats not the case then Ubisoft isnt gonna be the only company beating EA bc the real talent of this smaller companies is going to shine.

kingboy6204d ago

Give them a lesson Ubi..it`s about time EA steps down and admit all that crap they been feeding us lately.

bilal6204d ago

with ea.....

ubisoft produces the most high quality games while ea produces same crap every year....
but i think wii cant beat EA.. wii is a gimik itself.. a new game cube..

PS360WII6204d ago (Edited 6204d ago )

coming from anyone really. The 360 is a gimik, new xbox. the ps3 is a gimik, new ps2... you know.

back to the subject EA does make the same game but guess what everyone buys em. Even you guys and you even get to use the same way to play them too. Double trouble. Ubi I do like they have wonderful franchises but fact of the matter is EA is here to stay... unless some crazy child porn thing is found in a game or something like that

bilal6204d ago

ps3 is a step way way ahead of ps2....
wii is game cube with a new stick to dance with...
who said you could beat EA but this dosnt mean that they make great games....
i hardly buy any EA game save for (Fight Night)

Marriot VP6204d ago

Really guys, I want EA to die and all but there's just one fact you might be overlooking. People buy Madden and other sports games because their there and their the newest game that no other developer can make.

Normal consumers don't realize how much EA is screwing them every year. And since EA will continue to make money they won't stop what their doing.

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Unity Announces Revised Pricing Policy Following Massive Backlash From Developers

Today Unity revealed a rather radical change to the new pricing policy announced a while ago, following the massive backlash from many of its developers and the wider gaming industry.

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Vengeance11389d ago

Too little, too late, you're dead. Trust is gone and not coming back.

MWH8d ago

It's ugly, but I think they deserve a second chance only because they, at least, admitted they took a wrong turn, and they want to straighten things up. unlike for example, Nvidia.

Remember, competition is good for the consumers. we don't want them to go out of business, but to do things fairly.

bunt-custardly8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

It's only a matter of time until something else disagreeable becomes policy. The stage has been set. Stone has been cast. Can't rewind time like you can in their game engine.

savedsynner8d ago

Not sure why the downvotes...probably people who have 0 dev experience(or socialists lol). Competition is essentially for quality products.

KwietStorm_BLM8d ago

Get out of here being logical and level headed on the internet. You can only spread hatred and be obstinate with zero exceptions. Obviously nobody being overly dramatic and critical has ever made a mistake. Otherwise they wouldn't be so quick to place permanent judgement on anyone....

mike32UK8d ago

Absolutely not, they've been proven to be chancers. The only reason they are doing a 180 is because they know the alternative is to keep getting shit for being greedy ultimately leading to their failure as a company

anast8d ago

Corporations need to be treated harshly if you want them to change, of course.

notachance8d ago


Game development is very costly and takes very long time, only a fool decides on the core engine purely because “muh healthy competition” and risk the chance of Unity making another shitty decision down the line and ruining years of work.

babadivad8d ago

They have lost all trust and there's no coming back.

JackBNimble8d ago

Would you give someone a second chance if they walked up to you and kicked you in the nuts?

Why does unity deserve a second chance? They only walked this back because of the backlash, give them a chance and they will only try it again.

MWH5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

@JackBNimble a kick in the nuts is totally different than making a wrong decision, is it not?

my reasoning is not to side with Unity or anything close to that, it's only because we cannot afford having a monopoly in the game engine market. imagine if, for example, Epic is the only company making game engines, fees will go up the roof and quality will go down the gutter, why? because they can. Just look at what NVidia is doing in the GPU market.

If you can see past your emotions, you'll understand.

@KwietStorm_BLM @savedsynner thank God you exist. but to be fair to others, i think most of the commenters here are too young to view and understand things the way adults do.

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savedsynner8d ago

Eh, they are a HUGE game dev engine. Def not dead but massive PR blunder.

ABizzel18d ago (Edited 8d ago )

It’s definitely not too little too late. Companies have been making crazy decisions this entire generation and people have moved right past it.

PS5 Price Hike, XBL Gold doubling in price, Series Price Hike, Games going for $70, etc…. It’s in the news and media for a month or two, then the vast majority of people and gamers don’t care anymore as they move on to the next news topic. Meanwhile, those who games using the Engine are the ones who have to actually do the communicating and work to make sure the solution is fair and balanced for all parties and so they can continue their work. If there is no resolve for all parties after this then there’s no coming back.

What they did do is give Unreal Engine 5 an unneeded advantage over them which was the most ignorant thing they could have done.

Rebel_Scum8d ago

I think you underestimate how long and badly a lot of users on here hold a grudge. They’ve got the sharpest axes.

I agree with your not too little too late sentiment. Everyone makes a bad decision at some point. Let’s see if they can rectify and improve in a way that benefits them, consumers and developers before we start frothing at the mouth.

neomahi8d ago

Sounds familiar doesn't it? Like when Don Mattrick invited everyone to Redmond to unveil a certain console. Phil Spencers been and most definitely his right hand man Executive Fanboy Aaron Greenberg (Head of Marketing - Why would you put a guy like this as your head of marketing, honestly) have been caught in the same thing. Phil Spencer's just as bad and as much of a two-faced about faced liar as Don Mattrick, they just put his under bite more. He's obviously not as stressed because he's packed on a ton of weight sitting as his desk with his feet kicked up playing his Switch and shoving his mouth full cause he's fat now too

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shinoff21839d ago

Pretty much. Any devs future games should not start on unity. They've shown their cards like ms with the original Xbox one reveal.

XiNatsuDragnel9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

Too late you guys just loss so hard imo.