Published On: Wed, Jul 5th, 2017

Vivendi Wants To Assert Bigger Presence In Videogames, But May Drop Ubisoft Bid For Others

Vivendi has been perplexing to take over Ubisoft for some time, and a French publisher is perplexing all to forestall this from happening, as it wouldn’t be a same association if Vivendi would indeed attain in holding over. In a new interview, however, Gameloft’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stéphane Roussel, suggested that a bid might be forsaken in a future.

Speaking with Le Figaro, Roussel talked about a Ubisoft take over bid, observant how appropriation a French publisher would be a many healthy resolution for Vivendi enterprise to claim a bigger participation in a video games industry, as Gameloft is too tiny for this. At a same time, Roussel talked how a whole matter isn’t “Ubisoft or nothing”, as a association has been articulate with other actors and it might dump a Ubisoft bid if another bid costing some-more 1 billion Euros gets pursued.

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As already mentioned, Ubisoft is doing all to forestall a Vivendi takeover. Back in November, Ubisoft’s VP of live operations, Anne Blondel, remarkable how a association only wouldn’t be a same if Vivendi took over.

The suspicion we have is that we have been [here], with Ubisoft, for 20 years, and we know what done us so successful for 30 years, is being super independent, being really autonomous. [On] sales, good infrequently we take a lot of risk, we consider about The Crew, that was a risk. People would demeanour during that like, ‘maybe it’s not going to work, another racing game, what are we thinking?’ Child of Light, Valiant Hearts, all those kinds of titles.

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I consider that’s what creates Ubisoft so different, and privately speaking, we consider this is what we are. This is what we wish to remain, it’s what has done us successful and been means to broach a form of games we’ve been delivering for 30 years.

So distant so good, we would say, since gamers are still [with us] and we know for a fact, carrying been there for 20 years, that if we [separate] us from a independence, if we take divided a approach we like holding risk and inventing new stuff, good it’s not going to be a same Ubisoft – for me, it wouldn’t be a same.

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