This is interesting news. Today, Ubisoft announced that Tencent has acquired a minority stake in Guillemot Brothers Limited and has entered into the concert with the company’s founders.
Don’t care for either company so it’s whatever.
What was the last major game they made? I haven’t played anything since AC2… I’m sure there’s some good once since then
I love Crew 2
Ghost Recon Wildlands was great and then Ubisoft screwed it up
AC: Origin I think is the last great Ubisoft game.
Far Cry 6 if you want to count AAA and new titles (AC Origins got a PS5/XSX release in June of 2022). Released October of 2021.
If you like the old style games AC black flag and syndicate are great. For more witcher type of gameplay, origins is great and odyssey is decent too. Valhalla i havent played yet. For their other franchises there really hasnt been much of note since far cry 3.
Jin Thing is tencent are buying many companies and they are also after square enix. Not many people talk about this or know this but tencent is worth close to a trillion dollars I much rather Xbox PlayStation or Nintendo buy studios then a company that only cares about the bottom line
The funny part about your reply is that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are all great examples of companies that only care about the bottom line.
They buying parts of many companies, don't know if that still as buying the company. If Sony gonna get square they better do it fast before tecent.
After Ubi fighting Vivendi over ownership for years, they turn around and sell out to Tencent? Totally worth it.
Minority stake by Tencent actually helps to ensure Vivendi won't get them. Edit: them being more shares/greater stake.
Yeah... I just don't really trust Tencent to not try a longer term hostile takeover. Also not a huge fan of how they're buying up a lot of the industry at this point.
They should be worried about being in bed with the communist arm of the Chinese. Government but hey money is money I guess 🤷🏻♂️
Don't disagree with you there, Orchard. I think our only salvation is the possibility that multiple bad companies get interested to the point that no one owns anything. It's a stalemate in Monopoly essentially.
I can see a major title not selling as expected and Tencent "investing" or buying more to cover it. We learned in college that Western companies often think in Fiscal Years while Asian companies have a multi-year plan and are willing to play the long game. You only want us to have a piece? Ok we are in and now we wait.
I am curious how long a 5% voice will be good enough.
I read JP Morgan just increased their stake in Ubisoft as well.
This could only lead to great things.
I legitimately couldn't care less about likes/dislikes. I just find it funny how this obvious sarcasm got overlooked, or people are just piggy backing on the dislikes I already had with that oh so special button this site offers.
And yet you reacted to your own comment 3 hours later when you saw al the downvotes and try to damgecontrol your first comment.
Let me ask you this, I know China is known for weird censorship like skeletons not being allowed in things. When a Chinese company does this do they bleed in their censorship laws or does it not effect anything?
Why do you think lots of major movies have had endings and other stuff in China? Transformera the last knight had it's ending place in China because of Chinese money being in the movie industry. China tried to force the Statue of liberty to be shadowed in Spiderman no way home because it was too patriotic....yes it effects stuff.
Not to mention how for Top Gun: Maverick, they tried forcing Paramount to remove and replace the Taiwanese flag from Tom Cruise's jacket with a Chinese one (on top of other insane demands), to which Paramount was like "F-this" and didn't even bother releasing the film in China.
Disney has pretty much said enough and are not limiting Marvel film content to apoease them.
I don't think owning a minority stake gives a government much leverage on how the company is run. If the company/leadership is based out of China it's a different story. Also, regardless of ownership, a government can restrict sales of the game within their country, which is a big deal
No company in China is independent of the Chinese communist party or it's influence. It's not a joke China has been for year trying to shift world perception through money dumped into media especially in America and Europe. That's a problem and if you want to put your head in the sand about go ahead.
Easy, Shikoku, I agree with you, no need to get upset. I'm just saying getting a minority stake in a company doesn't make the company a Chinese company
I thought Tencent already owned part of Ubi? When Vivendi was push out they sold part of their shares to Tencent.
I wonder if Sony is next. It wouldn't surprise me if Tencent already has small ownership of them already.
Nope such a big company like Sony, Sony itself wouldn't be allowed to Sell big shares to a Chinese company, the Japanese government would get involved and stop it!
Ubisoft is a dead company that just regurgitates the same crap over and over. Tencent is a parasitic company that wants in to everything for a sly easy takeover at a later date. Both companies deserve each other, but I feel for the genuine staff.
Fenyx Rising was great, IMHO. I also appreciate that they stopped doing annual releases of their other games.
I also enjoyed FR, but it really just felt like a throw out as they still just make Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, and whatever they're doing with Tom Clancy's name on it.
Fenyx Rising was just ok. Got boring after a while... Never finished the game.
It was a fun and fresh take. It had challenges as well.
Just go away Tencent.
Here we go, it's not even about the whole issue of microtransactions which Tencent will push to fuck. It's the censorship that will happen if they become a main player. Developers will not be able to have creative freedom, even less so than they do now. I pray that this doesn't work out and is a massive loss for Tencent so they leave the industry.
If gamers turn on the products, changes can happen.
49.9% with 5% voting rights. Stop stop ubis already dead
what a garbage article, not to mention the click bait title here these are the actual news packed in 2 tweets than all this junk. https://twitter.com/stephen...
It was the direct press release from Ubisoft p.r. so there is that.
UBI will be full mobile gaming and subscription service in the next 10 years.
"Tencent Holdings Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology and entertainment conglomerate " I don't trust them, based in China cannot be trusted.
Last good Ubisoft game over the past years was ac origins
Depending on what your criteria is, FC 5 and 6 did well as did the Division 2 in terms of pleasing the company.
They act like China is the enemy but they allow government/corporation at their backyard. Wheter its Republican or Democrats
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