EA To Propose Ubisoft Buyout Too?
GameCyte also noticed that the same company that registered the EATake2 site was also the one to register EAUbisoft, as well - and they were both created on the same day. Check out the WHOIS information, which pertains to both domains, below:
ICANN Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Now, it's interesting to note that EA does hold a 19.9% stake in Ubisoft stock, which is a considerable chunk, and so them moving in on the French publisher seems to make quite a bit of sense. We believe much of this buyout fervor stems back to Activision and Vivendi merging last year to form Activision-Blizzard. With their merger, Activision-Blizzard unseated EA as the largest publisher of games. And, as you can imagine, no giant wishes to go unnoticed.
2/27/2008 Arnold Katayev