Ubisoft have bought Massive Entertainment

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Ubisoft have issued a press release informing the masses of their acquisition of Massive Entertainment, the company orphaned by Vivendi Games when they merged with Activision Blizzard. 
French publishers Ubisoft, along with buying the Swedish developers Massive Entertainment, also bought the rights to the RTS game World In Conflict that Massive created.
Let's hope that this means World In Conflict: Soviet Assault will still get the go ahead and the PC expansion pack, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console port, will see the light of day.
Below is Ubisoft's press release:

Paris, France – November 10, 2008 – Today Ubisoft announced that it has acquired from Activision Blizzard the assets and all of the personnel of esteemed Malmö, Sweden- based studio Massive Entertainment®, as well as the real time strategy brand World In Conflict®.

Created in 1997, Massive employs over 120 developers and was ranked as one of the top 50 best game studios in the world by Game Developers Research in 2008. The studio is world-renowned for its expertise in the RTS genre and for the quality of its innovative proprietary technologies. World in Conflict® was acclaimed by critics, receiving the Best Strategy Game of E3 2007 award, as well as being named Best Online Multiplayer Game of 2007 by IGN, and Most Innovative Game of 2007 by Gamespot, among many other awards.

"We are delighted to welcome the talented team of creators at Massive into the Ubisoft family," said Christine Burgess-Quemard, executive director of worldwide production studios at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft is growing at an intense pace and our strategy is to ensure the strength of our global creative teams. Massive has put together a group of some of the most confirmed and recognized creators in the industry and I know that their talent and innovation will allow them to seamlessly integrate into our worldwide network of production studios."

“Massive’s development team places great importance on its freedom to innovate and create games of the highest quality,” stated Martin Walfisz, president and founder of Massive Entertainment®. “We are fortunate to have found in Ubisoft a publisher who shares the same values and understands our mindset. I have no doubt that our future together will offer significant mutual benefit and synergy.”
What do you think about the latest part of Ubisoft's spending spree?  Happy to see Ubisoft taking up World In Conflict or worried they'll spoil it?
Discuss in our forum.
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04-11-2008, 06:48:06

Woohoo it's back, just in a new location - I'm putting first dibs on the top bunk. Nice work Jim :worship:

04-11-2008, 06:50:20

I'm taking the one below Peevs :D

Jimbo did you sort out me full admin access?

04-11-2008, 07:33:27

So far all I've managed to do is:

- What was posted in OC3D news
- Moving of OC3D Private Area to below 'OC3D Teams'. This si so if any additional usergroups are added in future, they don't get access to the admin area by default (like Aqua-PC's did).
- Combining of News/Reviews team areas into one 'Editorial' area as a lot of the things posted were relevant to both teams and there's no reason why each team cant help the other.
- Deleted a load of old forums and groups not used anymore.

Other bits and bobs like WC's access and Admin access still need sorting.

04-11-2008, 07:35:29

Werd thanks Jimbo, nice work, not really 'all' you did is it?? Quite a lot ;)

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