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More Eidos Takeover Speculation

MCV adds a couple of wrinkles to the latest rumors of attempts to acquire Eidos (née SCi Entertainment). Those recent reports named usual suspects Electronic Arts and Ubisoft as prime candidates to pick up the struggling UK company, but MCV now says Warner Bros and Square Enix are also eyeing Eidos. They say "nose-tappers" (Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker?) think Warner will end up the victor here, noting they already own a 20% share and that Eidos recently lifted a restriction that prohibited Warner Bros. from increasing its stake. They offer a quote from an industry analysts indicating that Square Enix is a dark horse here: "I think Warners [sic] will still win, but it’s very interesting that Square have expressed this late interest. They are clearly looking for Western talent." They also mention the possibility that Eidos could be parted out, suggesting Square Enix may end up picking up individual franchises, offering the example of IO Interactive and the Hitman brand. Update: This story originally contained an inaccurate reference to EA having a stake in Eidos, apologies for the sloppiness and any confusion this caused.

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1. Re: More Eidos Takeover Speculation Dec 4, 2008, 10:33 strich
Does EA and Ubi own everything now?  
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