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Rumor: It’s EA versus Ubisoft for Lara Croft takeover November 29, 2008

Posted by tombraiderfanboy in Eidos, Future Games.
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According to Daily Mail UK, Lara Croft owner SCi is in takeover talks once again.

After “a nightmare year […] in which its losses have quadrupled and the share price has slumped 92 per cent,” SCi has received two proposals from two separate firms just within the past few weeks for takeover. One contender would be SCi’s American rival, Electronic Arts, “the world’s second biggest computer game company.” Hardly surprising. The other? Well, quite surprising.

It seems Ubisoft has also approached SCi, says the source, competing with EA for the Lara Croft takeover.

The source said the suitors have been waiting to see if SCi would deliver the latest Lara Croft game, which has been delayed, but finally came out this week in time for Christmas.

Their interest is said to have been piqued by the chance of grabbing on the cheap the blockbuster rights to a highly popular series of titles including the top shoot-’em-up, Hitman.

Here’s hoping this development just won’t fall off the radar just like most past bids have. In the meantime, don’t forget to cast your vote on which you’d prefer to get the takeover deal. Shouldn’t be too hard.

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