Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has expressed his determination to keep the company independant following Vivendi’s purchase of 6.6 per cent of Ubisoft’s stock.
In an internal email obtained by GamesIndustry.biz, Guillemot pointed out Vivendi’s reputation for “aggressively pursuing companies within the entertainment sector.” He said that Ubisoft’s independancy allowed them “to innovate, take risks, create beloved franchises for players around the world,” which is a thing he wants to keep.
“Our intention is and has always been to remain independent, a value which, for 30 years, has allowed us to innovate, take risks, create beloved franchises for players around the world, and which has helped the company grow into the leader it is today,”
“We’re going to fight to preserve our independence. We should not let this situation – nor any future actions by Vivendi or others – distract us from our goals. Our best defence is to stay focused on what we have always done best – deliver the most original and memorable gaming experiences.”