Ubisoft has announced that it has plans to partner with Netflix on a series in the future.
(CCM) — Ubisoft's CEO, Yves Guillemot, has announced that the company has entered into talks with Netflix to launch a series in the future, according to a report by Reuters. The company, which recently announced that it would be paring down on single-player video games, has yet to release additional details about the partnership. However, with only a forthcoming Assassin's Creed game in the works for 2017, the announcement could prove to tide over impatient fans. Guillemot also revealed in the same announcement that, despite shareholder pressure, Ubisoft would remain an independent company, having narrowly avoided a hostile takeover bid by major shareholder Vivendi just last month.
Netflix is not the only company that recognizes the increasing merit in getting involved in the video games industry. Last week, Facebook announced that it would be throwing its weight behind a new PC gaming platform called Gameroom. The hope is that the social networking giant, which found minor success with games like Farmville and Bejeweled Blitz, can position itself as a real competitor in the video gaming business.
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