Ubisoft is reportedly up for sale

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Horus-Anhur, Apr 25, 2022.

  1. Trunks0

    Trunks0 Master Guru

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    I could see MS snapping them up. They have been on a binge to buy of stuff like this and Ubisoft has a huge catalog of IP's.
     
  2. Kool64

    Kool64 Maha Guru

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    This would be a nice addition to the Microsoft collection. Would bring even more triple A stuff to gamepass.
     
  3. Trunks0

    Trunks0 Master Guru

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    Imagine the following game series being Xbox only

    - Watch Dogs
    - Assassins Creed
    - All Tom Clancy series games (SplinterCell, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, Division etc)
    - FarCry
    - Prince of Persia
    - Rayman
    - etc etc etc

    Wouldn't be good per-say, but I could see MS being hungry for that catalogue.
     
  4. rflair

    rflair Don Coleus Staff Member

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    The problem with Ubisoft and many other publishers/developers is they think they can open a 'store' and the 'store' will accumulate users and these users will be a cash cow.
     

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    There's only 1 Farcry game and that's the original, including the monsters.

    Farcry 2 could've been named something different and it would've been it's own thing.

    Now Farcry is the videogame equivalent of Quantum Leap.

    P.S. How people's mindsets have changed. Now it seems like people are positive about MS buying up studios lmao. So easy to forget the ones they bought and wrecked/shut-down.
     
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    Fediuld Master Guru

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    Yes you are wrong. Blackstone is an equity company, and one of the big 5 companies (like State St, Blackrock, Av) that push to own everything. Including the house you are live in.

    Then they take Ubi expect CRT and all the social justice crap come to gaming. While everything will be online subscription model only.
     
  7. Horus-Anhur

    Horus-Anhur Ancient Guru

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    This consolidation of so many franchises under just a very few companies is very scary. Regardless of being Microsoft or not.
    Imagining a Disney type company in videogames, that buys most IPs would be very bad for consumers.
    It would mean less variety, less choice, higher prices and less quality.
     
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    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    I'd be in favor of a Far Cry (1) remake, but the original is great and probably wouldn't be as creepy if remade today.
     
  9. Truder

    Truder Ancient Guru

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    Let's rephrase then, I'm happy that Ubisoft is up for sale in the hopes for a potentially better company to be in charge, but of course should another nefarious company take ownership, well, it's no loss for me since I'm already boycotting them, just means I boycott the new owner too...
     
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    vf Ancient Guru

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    I remember those stories and there were a lot of the optical drives getting destroyed. Wasn’t that around 2005 - 2007?
     
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    aufkrawall2 Ancient Guru

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    Yes. However, look how EA und Ubisoft have screwed up on their own. They have already become disgusting microtransaction cashiers, EA subjectively even hardly bothers with any new AAA games at all. They need a switch in mentality, which they are uncapable of on their own. So I guess it only can get better.
     
  12. Truder

    Truder Ancient Guru

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    Earlier than that, late 2003.

    I actually still have the offending game in my physical collection, XIII - the problem was that the DRM would introduce read errors and certain drives as a result would operate at slower speeds to compensate and with some drives, this caused problems as they weren't designed to operate at such slow speeds eventually leading to failure.

    MVG makes a summery of some of the issues attributed to StarForce
     
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    Agreed, I wouldn't think of it as a good thing.
     
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    ramthegamer Ancient Guru

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    Imagine this with state of the art animations...wouw amazing
     
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    vf Ancient Guru

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    Ah, now I remember. Damn! 2003! Geez!

    I remember it was screwing up people with Nero Burning Rom. Their CD-RW/DVD-RW drives would disappear from device manager. Some managed to get their drives back by unplugging/connecting it back up. Others sadly not.
     

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