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LaraCroftRox
3rd Dec 2008, 19:10
Has any one heard the rumors flying around about Tomb Raider getting a new developer? Apparantly EA and Ubisoft are the candidates........:nut: :eek:




''SCi renamed Eidos as buyout rumors swirl
By Tor Thorsen, GameSpot



As Atari touts its new lineup at today's UK event, another British publisher is also making headlines. This morning, cash-strapped SCi Entertainment announced that it was assuming the name of its subsidiary Eidos Interactive...minus the "Interactive." As of today, the company will be called simply Eidos, and its ticker symbol will change from SEG to EID on the London Stock Exchange.

Though the former SCi gave no reason for the name change, Eidos is a better-known brand, thanks to such series as Tomb Raider. In May 2005, SCi scooped up Eidos following a protracted bidding war with venture-capital firm Elevation Partners. Elevation went on to form superdeveloper BioWare/Pandemic and then sell it to Electronic Arts for $860 million in late 2007.

Speaking of buyouts, it appears the newly christened Eidos might be itself the subject of a takeover. On Sunday night, the British demi-tabloid The Daily Mail reported that "a source familiar with the matter" said the financially troubled publisher had received buyout overtures from Electronic Arts and Ubisoft. If that latter scenario sounds familiar, it should. In late 2007, rumors swirled that the Paris-based Tom Clancy publisher was courting then-SCi, along with Time Warner and an unnamed Chinese company.
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_Love2Raid_
3rd Dec 2008, 19:17
Yeah...............there was a thread about this in the Underworld section, called: Lara for sale or something.........:confused:

jayjay119
3rd Dec 2008, 19:28
I think this is Largely fake or miscontrued info. However if it does turn out to be true then i thik Ubisoft would probably be the best to take on the project given their amount of exparience producing successful games in the same genre as TR such as Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed.

josh1122
3rd Dec 2008, 20:21
kinda reminds me of Alien vs Predator tag line

except this time its regarding EA/Ubisoft

line goes something like this.

''Whoever wins, we lose''

:lol:

_Love2Raid_
3rd Dec 2008, 20:26
kinda reminds me of Alien vs Predator tag line

except this time its regarding EA/Ubisoft

line goes something like this.

''Whoever wins, we lose''

:lol:

:lol: :lol:

Avto
3rd Dec 2008, 21:03
If Ubi gets its heands on Tomb Raider it's all over, you see Crystal Dynamics has borrowed quite some bit of ideas from Ubi's own Prince of Persia games, so for them making a rival to their own series doesn't make sense.