Ubisoft Possibly Looking to Purchase IP From THQ

November 13, 2012Written by Alex Osborn

Things at THQ aren’t going so well right now, and as such, Ubisoft has expressed an interest in scooping up some of the struggling publisher’s properties.

In an interview with GamesIndustry, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot lamented the current situation at THQ, but went on to confess that they are definitely eyeing some of their brands.

What happened to [THQ] is something that happens regularly when we have transition. Some can make it, some decide to go in different direction. It happened with Atari and Midway and also Acclaim last generation. … It’s something that happens in this industry and that’s the way the industry consolidates.

They have good things. We are always interested in good brands. For sure, it’s something we can consider, but I can’t tell you more.

Which IPs do you think Ubisoft is looking to acquire? Saints Row is easily one of their most popular and profitable franchises, so that could very well be a likely target. As always, be sure to provide your two cents in the comments below.