Ubisoft held its third-quarter earnings call yesterday, in which the company was asked about whether it would entertain the idea of an acquisition, with CEO Yves Guillemot sharing an interesting albeit fairly standard response.
Guillemot made sure to note that Ubisoft can remain independent, but would "of course" review any offer:
"Ubisoft can remain independent...our IPs are sought after by the biggest global players in entertainment and tech. Having said that, if there were an offer to buy us, the board of directors would of course review it in the interest of all stakeholders."
The CEO's comments aren't exactly untypical for questions of this nature, but as IGN pointed out in their report on this news, his mention that Ubisoft "can remain independent" definitely seems a little gentle and cautious at first glance.
It's impossible to know if anything's in the works here, but if a company were to acquire Ubisoft, we think Microsoft and Xbox would at least be one of the frontrunners. We'd really like to see that Ubisoft Plus subscription on Game Pass...
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