Company: Vivendi Universal


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World in Conflict: Soviet Assault

merging elements of strategy, first-person-shooter and action games – that creates a new “Action-Strategy” genre.

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Vivendi's takeover of Ubisoft looms as the conglomerate dumps last of Activision-Blizzard stock

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In the past year, Vivendi has been stalking Ubisoft like a big game hunter taking aim at an elephant from the tall grass. The conglomerate had been buying Ubisoft stock, highlighted by a purchase of 6.6% of the publisher's stock for €140.3M. This has led to CEO Yves Guillemot having to proclaim Ubisoft would not be taken over.

However, Vivendi has reportedly dumped the last of its share of Activision-Blizzard stocks, amounting to a sale of 5.7% stake for a cool €1B.

Report: Vivendi seeking more shares of Ubisoft, board seats

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Ubisoft is insisting that the publisher will maintain control in the face of Vivendi buying 6.6% of company stock, but Vivendi has bigger plans.

Ubisoft CEO insists company will maintain indepedence despite Vivendi stock purchase

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Recently, Vivendi purchased 6.6% of Ubisoft's stock for €140.3M, which has raised concerns the French publisher has designs on gaining control of the company. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot insists that Ubisoft will retain independence in the face of the purchase.