View Full Version : EA and Ubisoft Hold Preliminary Talks

02-16-2005, 07:42 AM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Electronic Arts and Ubisoft are holding talks after Ubisoft dismissed EA's acquisition of a near-20 percent stake in the French videogame maker as "hostile".

Back in December, Electronic Arts announced a purchase of shares of Ubisoft Entertainment. The investment represents approximately 20 percent interest in the company. At that time, Ubisoft said it will consider EA's investment as hostile until it got more information from EA.

"It's completely normal that the two should be talking; the Ubisoft management had mentioned this would happen," said Laurent Lamagnere, an analyst with CA Chevreux. "They don't mind talking, what they're more reluctant to do is to give EA a seat on the board."

02-16-2005, 07:49 AM

02-16-2005, 08:01 AM
This drags and drags on and on. It's like with the DICE deal. EA just keeps pushing until they get what they want.

02-16-2005, 08:21 AM
EA Games is ****, unrealistic, ...well being unrealistic is bad enough.

I cant believe there the biggest video game company.

02-16-2005, 09:29 AM
Evil EA, just like Yahoo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

02-16-2005, 09:47 AM
WHat if EA will just give UBI some money like 400 mil or something so they will raise their stock? or they are waiting for ubi to crash donw and sell them selves?

02-16-2005, 09:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kimi_:
Evil EA, just like Yahoo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Cool to see you here Kimi http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-16-2005, 09:55 AM
why is yahoo evil

02-16-2005, 09:58 AM
Their sueing Xfire for some strange.. strange reason :/

Read it here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=4091020922&m=6841072572)

02-16-2005, 10:00 AM

02-16-2005, 10:49 AM
EA might.....just MIGHT begin to learn....

going by this http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/batmanbegins/preview_6116971.html

It's a pretty good interview. Good to see they're cooperating with Eurocom on this becuz they're great devs.

02-16-2005, 04:22 PM
Careful Kimi, YOu just might be working for them one day! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

02-16-2005, 09:09 PM
no prob.... just look at CATWOMAN.... no?
maybe try Medal Of Honor: Rising Sun?
The only good games that EA makes is by the game developers they BOUGHT (Burnout 3, Battlefield, Westwood(now EALA).
I do not hope to see the next Splinter Cell to have a "EA games, Challenge Everything" intro.
That totally just ruins it.