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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - What if: Nintendo obtains Ubisoft Milan (Mario + Rabbids guys)

...So I was thinking about the whole 'supporting Ubisoft versus supporting developers who work for Ubisoft debate' and couldn't help but think of this option because.....hey it solves the problem. 

U-Milan has gained focus and attention as a result of the Rabbids success, expanding its size and interest from developers in the process. Its done a lot of Nintendo-ish work with casual and handheld games prior to Rabbids. And if it was to become Nintendo Milan or something it would not have the Ubisoft stink as the studio was not one of the ones hit by the Ubisoft expose I believe. 

This has happened before, with Monolith Studios originally being a subsidiary of Bandai Namco before agreeing to set up a share sell n shift due to issues with Namco. Now....I am aware that Monolith was a lot less entangled than Ubisoft Milan is, but it is an example of it. 

Of course the question is in what world would Ubisoft sell a studio...but hey why not ponder? 

(Minor caveat: Milan does get support from Ubisoft Paris in developing Mario Rabbids, but I'd assume that support studios can be farther afield and adjusted for if nothing else)



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I prefer third parties to remain third parties. Not a fan of hardware manufacturers acquiring them 



Would be cool though, If they were to be acquired they have to use something in replacement of the Rabbids since they are in Rayman Universe .



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I'd only want this if they did it on the terms that they make a XCOM like game with all Nintendo characters and an interconnecting story.

Smash Kingdom Battles nerds to happen.



IcaroRibeiro said:

I prefer third parties to remain third parties. Not a fan of hardware manufacturers acquiring them 

To be fair, nintendo is one of the few that is VERY careful about aquisitions of studios.

they make sure almost all the staff of the company is in agreement about the arragement beforehand to prevent any loss in personel and talent.

they know how important the people inside the companies are, not the outer shell.



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While I definitely think Nintendo should acquire more studios as MS and Sony are doing, (it paid off well with Monolith Soft and Retro for instance) I can't imagine there's any chance of Ubisoft giving up one of their development houses.



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TheBraveGallade said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

I prefer third parties to remain third parties. Not a fan of hardware manufacturers acquiring them 

To be fair, nintendo is one of the few that is VERY careful about aquisitions of studios.

they make sure almost all the staff of the company is in agreement about the arragement beforehand to prevent any loss in personel and talent.

they know how important the people inside the companies are, not the outer shell.

I don't care

If any studio is acquired it will serve the buyer interests

Having competition is always the best way to give prevent some key industry leads have all the power in the market 

I already don't like the fact we have only 3 hardware companies, if those companies keep buying studios in one decade that will be no more than 5-6 major AAA software companies too 



curl-6 said:

While I definitely think Nintendo should acquire more studios as MS and Sony are doing, (it paid off well with Monolith Soft and Retro for instance) I can't imagine there's any chance of Ubisoft giving up one of their development houses.

agreed. especially one that works on the new Ghost Recon games.



curl-6 said:

While I definitely think Nintendo should acquire more studios as MS and Sony are doing, (it paid off well with Monolith Soft and Retro for instance) I can't imagine there's any chance of Ubisoft giving up one of their development houses.

You might be right ? since the Foundation of Ubisoft, We've never heard once that they ever sold a studio before? 



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