Report: Eidos parent draws more suitors

<i>The Times</i> suggests Time Warner and an unnamed Chinese company have joined Ubisoft in placing bids to acquire SCi Entertainment.

SCi Entertainment is proving to be nearly as attractive as the star of its biggest series, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Earlier this month, the British parent company of publisher Eidos announced that it was in "extremely preliminary" talks to be acquired. Days later, The Guardian reported that the mystery suitor was French publisher Ubisoft.

Now it appears a potential bidding war is brewing. The Times today reported that two more companies have since expressed an interest in the company. According to the article, those companies are Time Warner and an unnamed Chinese firm. SCi has worked with Time Warner in the past on licensed games such as Justice League Heroes, as well as Tom and Jerry Tales. The media giant also already owns a 10 percent stake in the company.

The Times also addressed the notion that Electronic Arts could be interested in acquiring SCi, but noted that EA's own significant investment in Ubisoft would complicate the issue between potential bidding rivals. The article also noted that EA CEO John Riccitiello pledged the company's commitment to investing in the British game industry during a recent visit.

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14 comments
FlaminDeath
FlaminDeath

if china gets it their going to poison the disks with lead!

eric7233
eric7233

I really dont like "asian flavored" games. Western are much more in your face and gritty and fast paced and frantic and immersive and realistic.

SeriousSean
SeriousSean

I hope like hell the Chinese don't get it. I could live with either Ubisoft or Time Warner. Not the Chinese.

mixhawkeye
mixhawkeye

please dont let the chinese get it

7thRonin
7thRonin

As long as neither microsoft or ea gets it, fine

Pete5506
Pete5506

I am going to go with Blackstaff on this

Blackstaff
Blackstaff

Ubisoft would be the best thing for it

lordxymor
lordxymor

As long as neither Microsoft, Sony or EA get it, fine.

HK-47-M4
HK-47-M4

As long as EA doesn't get it, I don't care. I bet Warner will get it though.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm still hoping Ubisoft gets it [crossing fingers]

veitari
veitari

So long as they don't end up making mediocre games and nobody there looses their job, great.

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

Well I guess we'll have to wait and see who it is that get's them, eh?