Titus looking to sell Interplay

The CEO of Titus has revealed the French publisher's intention to sell Interplay.


Financially troubled publisher Titus has revealed plans to sell Interplay, which it 2805116took over in August 2001. Interplay's Shiny studio was sold to Infogrames early last year for $47 million, a figure largely based on the fact that Shiny is developing Enter the Matrix. While Interplay doesn't have many current hit franchises to lean on besides Baldur's Gate, Titus doesn't plan to let Interplay go in a fire sale. In the French business newspaper Les Echos, Titus CEO Hervé Caen recently said, "Our priority is to sell Interplay for a good return."

Interplay has produced many classic games over the years, but it has had fewer major releases of late. Its biggest recent game is Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, which shipped for the PS2 , PS2 , and PS2 . There's also an upcoming PC role-playing game, PS2 , in development at Reflexive Entertainment, and it's due out this spring. Vivendi Universal currently handles the distribution of all Interplay products.

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