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Ubisoft could be expanding the reach of its properties into television. The publisher has announced that it’s currently in talks with the streaming service Netflix to produce a series.

A Reuters article recently reported that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated the publisher was “in talks with Netflix over a series.” There is no information on what the project could be or when we will see it, but knowing Ubisoft, it seems fans can expect one of their favorite Ubisoft gaming properties to show up as a Netflix series sometime in the near future.

According to the report, the comment about Netflix was made during discussions about Vivendi “gradually increasing its stake” in Ubisoft despite the publisher’s desire to stay independent.

While Ubisoft has too many games under its purview to speculate which one is being considered for adaptation, any project will likely fall into one of two categories. The first, and perhaps more likely option, would be a kid-centric, animated series based on one of Ubisoft’s family-friendly properties, like Rayman or the inexplicably popular Rabbids. The second, more intriguing option, would be a live action series aimed at a more mature audience?though many of those games are already being developed as films, too.

Speaking of which, the Assassin’s Creed film hits theaters on December 21st. It should offer an early test of whether Ubisoft can adapt one its properties successfully.

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Source: Reuters


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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Ubisoft is in talks for a Netflix series based on one of its games

Ubisoft's CEO claims the publisher is working with Netflix on a potential show.

By Nick Plessas | 11/8/2016 05:00 PM PT

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Ubisoft could be expanding the reach of its properties into television. The publisher has announced that it’s currently in talks with the streaming service Netflix to produce a series.

A Reuters article recently reported that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated the publisher was “in talks with Netflix over a series.” There is no information on what the project could be or when we will see it, but knowing Ubisoft, it seems fans can expect one of their favorite Ubisoft gaming properties to show up as a Netflix series sometime in the near future.

According to the report, the comment about Netflix was made during discussions about Vivendi “gradually increasing its stake” in Ubisoft despite the publisher’s desire to stay independent.

While Ubisoft has too many games under its purview to speculate which one is being considered for adaptation, any project will likely fall into one of two categories. The first, and perhaps more likely option, would be a kid-centric, animated series based on one of Ubisoft’s family-friendly properties, like Rayman or the inexplicably popular Rabbids. The second, more intriguing option, would be a live action series aimed at a more mature audience?though many of those games are already being developed as films, too.

Speaking of which, the Assassin’s Creed film hits theaters on December 21st. It should offer an early test of whether Ubisoft can adapt one its properties successfully.

Read More

Source: Reuters



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808