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.
"Neonhive Games are today very happy and proud to announce the launch of their new publishing arm for games.
Led by Director Korina Abbott, the new venture from the award-winning agency - known for their work on Warhammer Skulls The Room: Tenth Anniversary, and Tangle Tower - will utilise their renowned marketing power to help developers publish incredible titles." - Neonhive Games.
"Lesquin, 19 February 2024 – Make sure it’s in your diaries: a new edition of NACON Connect will take place on 29 February at 19:00 CET.
The French games publisher will use this conference as an opportunity to make some new announcements, and share with gamers from all over the globe new info on its two activities: video games and gaming accessories." - NACON .
As digital media becomes more and more popular, GameSpew weighs up the physical vs digital games debate and ask if physical games are still relevant.