Ubisoft in Talks with Netflix for Potential TV Series Adaptations of Its Games
With Ubisoft celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary, its numerous franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and more have kept gamers busy exploring their vast worlds for decades, with some of the company’s biggest games potentially jumping from games to (streaming) television.
According to a report from Reuters, Ubisoft is currently in talks with Netflix on the possibility of producing television series, most likely based on one of the publishers’ hit franchises: specific news about what the series will be based on is not known at this time, however.
The news on Ubisoft’s negotiations with Netflix comes from a statement by the company’s CEO Yves Guillemot, who was addressing the state of the company in light of a hostile takeover from shareholder Vivendi, who have gradually been increasing its stock shares in Ubisoft and claim higher bids over the company.
Guillemot, however, stated that he intends for Ubisoft to remain independent, with the negotiations with Netflix (hopefully) seeking to drive Ubisoft toward other media and entertainment, such as the upcoming film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed hitting theaters in December.