Vi har tidigare rapporterat om kampen mellan #Ubisoft och den franska mediejätten Vivendi om kontroll över företaget. Under mer än ett års tid har Vivendi sakta men säkert köpt upp andelar i spelföretaget, något som Anne Blondel, VP of Live Productions, anser skulle vara förrödande för speljätten.

The thought I have is that I have been [...], with Ubisoft, for 20 years, and I know what made us so successful for 30 years, is being super independent, being very autonomous, [On sales], well sometimes we take a lot of risk, you think about The Crew, that was a risk. People would look at that like, ‘maybe it’s not going to work, another racing game, what are you thinking?’ Child of Light, Valiant Hearts, all those kinds of titles.

Ett Viviendi-ägt #Ubisoft skulle med andra ord riskera att bli ett företag som enbart satsade på säkra kort och som inte tillät experimentella titlar som #Grow Home att frodas.

So far so good, I would say, because gamers are still [with us] and I know for a fact, having been there for 20 years, that if you [separate] us from our independence, if you take away the way we like taking risk and inventing new stuff, well it’s not going to be the same Ubisoft - for me, it wouldn’t be the same