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Ubisoft podcast Echoes of History relaunches on History Hit network

Ubisoft podcast Echoes of History is now being brought to audiences by History Hit, the makers behind popular podcasts like Dan Snow’s History Hit, Gone Medieval and After Dark. Fans of Assassin’s Creed will be able to enjoy even more content from today around the historical characters, events and landmarks that make up the game, […]

May 16, 2024

Bank upgrades Ubisoft

Investment bank Exane/BNPP has issued an examination of games publisher Ubisoft, and the result is an upgrade (from ‘Neutral’ to ‘Outperform’) and a significant increase in its guide price target from €27 to €37. The bank’s report says it has become more comfortable with Ubisoft’s equity story, given solid leading indicators for the top franchise […]

September 26, 2023

CMA set to clear Microsoft, Activision deal

The sale of Activision’s cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft substantially addresses previous concerns and opens the door to Microsoft’s acquisition of the games maker being cleared, according to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). While the CMA has identified limited residual concerns with the new deal, Microsoft has put forward remedies which the CMA […]

September 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Bank: Challenging year ahead for games

Investment bank Jefferies, which recently opened up detailed coverage of the video games industry, says that from interviews and discussions it has had with investors who generally remain “bullish” on the sector, but view the next 12 months for the sector as challenging. Jefferies says the sentiment overall was one of “let’s talk next year”, […]

February 24, 2023

Giancarlo Esposito stars in Far Cry audio drama

Audible, a provider of spoken-word entertainment, today releases, Far Cry: Rise of the Revolution, starring Giancarlo Esposito alongside other returning cast from the original game. Preceding the events of Ubisoft’s hit game, Far Cry 6, this new Audible Original drama, directed by Adele Cutting (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I) […]

February 23, 2023

Netflix, Ubisoft partner on mobile games

Netflix and French video game company Ubisoft have revealed plans to create three exclsuive mobile games for Netflux subscribers. The three games will expand on the Valiant Hearts, Mighty Quest and Assassin’s Creed universes.  A new Valiant Hearts game, sequel to Ubisoft’s multi-award-winning game Valiant Hearts: The Great War, is directed by the original core […]

September 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Bank issues ‘Hold’ advice on Ubisoft

Ubisoft Entertainment’s latest set of results revealed delays to some key game releases and a cut to the company’s future guidance. But investment bank Berenberg maintained its ‘Hold’ advice to investors in its July 22nd Flash Note. The company has a number of well-known games in its portfolio, such as Assassins Creed. Ubisoft says an […]

July 23, 2022

Bank: Ubisoft Q4 disappoints

Video games giant Ubisoft has reported another disappointing set of numbers in its quarterly results – which resulted in the company reducing its formal guidance. A report on Ubisoft from investment bank Berenberg says that the company’s its Q4/22 trading and net bookings (at €664 million) were 6 per cent short of consensus which translated […]

May 17, 2022

BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners announced

At the BAFTA Games Awards on April 7th, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA. Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement. Kimberly […]

April 8, 2022

Survey: ITV, Eutelsat are takeover targets

Bloomberg, in what investment bank Exane/BNPP describes as an “informal survey”, has suggested that Eutelsat and ITV are “most likely takeover” candidates. The bank suggests that ITV has been in the Bloomberg poll fairly frequently over the past ten years. Other companies named as possible takeover targets include KPN, Telecom Italia, Invit, Nokia, ProSiebenSat. 1 […]

January 18, 2022By Chris Forrester