Ubisoft seeking Canadian investors to fend off hostile Vivendi takeover


  • If they get taken over, I hope it doesn’t affect the Canadian jobs.

    If they get taken over and it helps with game development and deadlines without jobs lost, not a bad thing at all.

    • bdap

      It can be very bad, as stated in the article “doesn’t want to be managed by people who don’t understand our expertise and what it takes to succeed in this industry.” Vivendi can mismanage the company which will lead to it’s destruction, which will lead to layoffs, etc.

  • Ricky Bobby

    Anything Activision touches turns into #!%&. I used to love Blizzard and their products until they adopted Activision’s “Pay more for less” philosphy

  • Eluder

    At least it’s not another American company taking them over. Getting tired of that happening.

    • Chong Jin

      UBI is a french company, and Vivendi is also a French Company, meanwhile, Vivendi is the biggest initial investor of UBI soft……so, well, doesnt really matter

  • Andrew

    Vivendi seemed to do a good job with buying Activision and Blizzard to create Activision Blizzard and running the show. With the current games that Ubisoft is putting out (not a complement) a Vivendi take over might have many benefits.

    • Marc Palumbo

      Yup. I think it all started when they released Assassin’s Creed 3. From there, it was all garbage.

    • Marc, have you played AC 4? That game is baller status A++, especially the naval combat.

    • Marc Palumbo

      I did. I own it, but I found that the naval combat didn’t fit the AC style of play. I mean, the whole point of AC is to investigate and kill a target. I used to love the AC2 trilogy because I found the story of Miles to be interesting, but the yearly releases started to be too much for me. Then AC5 happened on XBox One and I didn’t even consider buying it.

  • Tommy Crosby

    The real question is, will they stop using uPlay?

    • whats wrong with uplay? I dont mind getting benefits from game to game. Ea has Origin. .. . . Go buy from steam if you want steam. Oh that is just Valve and their store.

  • It makes me happy to know when I buy a Ubisoft game I support Canada! I will buy more games from this company. Any ways my point. Just have the Federal Government block any external merge or purchase attempts.

    • Andrew

      Ubisoft is based out of France, it is not a Canadian company. It would be no different than buying a BioWare game who has studios in Edmonton, but is a US company (through EA).