Ubisoft May be Looking to Buy THQ

According to an MCV report Ubisoft is looking to buy troubled publisher THQ, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this week.

MCV’s sources have indicated the French publisher is interested in acquiring THQ’s studios and franchises. This is not the first time the firm has mooted buying THQ.

“They have good things,” Ubisoft chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot told GamesIndustry.

“We are always interested in good brands. It’s something we can consider, but I can’t tell you more.

“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.”

Following the success of Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed 3 Ubisoft are certainly well placed to expand and have made no secret of their desire to become the game industry’s largest publisher.