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Rumour: Ubisoft Could Publish the Next Saints Row Game

Posted by Sammy Barker

Assassin's greed

There’s just enough time for one more rumour before the games industry closes down for Christmas. According to sources close to MCV, Ubisoft is plotting a bid for THQ’s assets. If successful, the French company would control all of the struggling publisher’s studios and intellectual property, including franchises such as Saints Row and Homefront.

Earlier in the week, THQ filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it handed over its remaining assets to an investment firm known as Clearlake Capital. The move puts the organisation on the market, with Ubisoft reportedly keen on an acquisition.

MCV’s report claims that the Assassin’s Creed maker is in lengthy discussions with the firm regarding a deal, but that it's looking for a bargain buy. The publication continues that the company is comfortable waiting until THQ's forced to sell off specific assets, allowing it to pick and choose from the firm's long list of franchises.

We always imagined that Square Enix would be a better fit for many of THQ’s brands – but Ubisoft clearly has its eye on expansion at the moment. Adding a handful of popular properties to its portfolio will certainly accelerate its aims.

[via mcvuk.com]

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User Comments (6)

Azikira

#2

Azikira said:

Just make more Warhammer 40k games and I don't care WHERE they go. As long as they don't make 'em suck... I'm looking at you, Kill Team.

Splat

#3

Splat said:

THQ who also makes the WWE games owes the WWE 45 million dollars according to a report by Bloomberg...

Gamer83

#6

Gamer83 said:

That's my fear too. I'd actually rather see Ubi take a stab at it but WWE just doesn't seem like the kind of thing Ubi would get involved with. EA's done the MMA stuff so it getting the WWE license wouldn't shock me, but I'm not big on those MMA games at all and I'm not sure EA made wrestling games would be any better.

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