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Vivendi could push for an Ubisoft takeover this year

Ubisoft's troubled past is seeing Vivendi eye off a majority takeover sometime this year

By Anthony Garreffa on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:42 pm CDT - 0 mins, 51 secs reading time

We all know Ubisoft have been pumping out mostly unfinished 'AAA' games over the last few years, but now it seems that Vivendi will be pushing for a majority takeover sometime this year.

Vivendi could push for an Ubisoft takeover this year | TweakTown.com

It's not just a small rumor from some random person in the industry, this is Reuters reporting on Vivendi expanding into both Ubisoft, and Havas, an advertising group. Vivendi chairman Vincent Bollore has been under shareholder pressure over mixed performance and stock prices that have been sliding.

Vivendi pushing into Ubisoft would make for a massive shift, with Vivendi owning 25% of Ubisoft, with Reuters adding: "Vivendi is moving into the second phase, everything will take place this year". It's not a signed deal yet, as Vivendi could find the takeover of Ubisoft costing too much - so it might look at acquiring a gaming giant in China.

What do you think? Would Vivendi find itself owning Ubisoft, but not really because they didn't get the Season Pass?

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 05:21 am CDT

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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