Ubi CEO lamented the situation THQ was facing...
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has admitted interest in some of THQ’s IPs, but he declined to coment which ones.
In an interview with GI International, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot lamented the situation publisher THQ was facing and also commented on the possibility of acquiring some of its IPs, however, he didn't specify which ones.
So, would you be OK with that?"What happened to [THQ] is something that happens regularly when we have transition,” he said. “Some can make it, some decide to go in different direction. It happened with Atari and Midway and also Acclaim last generation. … It’s something that happens in this industry and that’s the way the industry consolidates.”
“They have good things,” he said. “We are always interested in good brands. For sure, it’s something we can consider, but I can’t tell you more.”
As you may know, THQ is facing lots of troubles, as recently delayed some of its games, including South Park: The Stick of Truth, Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2, reported a net loss of $21 million in its latest financial report, and also defaults on $50 million line of revolving credit with Wells Fargo.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Ubisoft interested in possible acquisiton of THQ IPs says Guillemot (via) VG247
NEWS SOURCE #2: Ubisoft's Guillemot on evolving audiences and the Wii-U (via) GamesIndustry
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