Vivendi is getting more and more aggressive with Ubisoft, and that's a problem. Let Ubisoft remain free!
I haven’t purchased an Ubisoft game since Farcry 4 and Child of Light... so 2014.
Far Cry 3 and Child of Light here.
Can someone explain me with a few words the situation between Vivendi & Ubi?
To put it simply, Vivendi is trying to slowly purchase Ubisoft stock, so they will have the controlling stake in the company and slowly takeover Ubisoft that way instead of outright buying the company.
French law stipulates that a controlling company has to make a full takeover bid if their shares of another company reach 30% (or some other arbitrary number). Vivendi have been essentially held at bay for now because they don't have $6 billion in cash to throw at an acquisition right now.
I hope they buy Ubisoft... i'm so tired of they half games... The Division was the tip of the iceberg for me...
Leave Britn-err Ubisoft alone! It's a company!
I am not worried about Ubisoft in the least. If they fall, it'll be good riddance, just like EA, Activision and many other AAA games.
LOL Worried? I'm praising Vivendi. Time for Ubis**t to take it in the [email protected]@ for a change. The world will be a better place with the demise of this cancerous pile of trash.
Well this post is a bit outdated lol https://www.tweaktown.com/n... http://n4g.com/news/2097813... Can we have some moderation in this house?
That was actually stated in this article.
Oh no, someone else might take over but continue to churn out crap games?
Why would I worry about some mega-corporation being taken over by another mega-corporation? To save shit like Just Dance?
Ubisoft is a beast, they have a lot of hate that they can't seem to shake off from trolls.
"Vivendi taking over would change things significantly. Vivendi is an enormous corporation that owns companies in various fields, even owning Activision/Blizzard for a while before that company got away. What happens when a faceless corporate presence runs everything? Well, there will be less risk and more focus on the bottom line. There would be more numbers at the end of titles, less creative freedom, and probably a lot more layoffs and crunch time." If that is the best reason you can give why Vivendi would be worse than Ubisoft as it is right now than your argument is extremely thin. This article should have been reversed. There should be multiple paragraphs talking about the reasons Vivendi would be bad. Why did Activision/Blizzard "get away"? what is their history of other companies that they have taken over?
I have a vast array of Ubi titles on my shelves, but if they keep pursuing this always online/games-as-a-service model, I will have a very difficult time giving a sh*t what happens to them as a company in the future.
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