Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently announced that the studio is in talks with video streaming giant Netflix to potentially develop a new series, which would no doubt be based off a Ubisoft property.
According to Reuters, Guillemot made the announcement in regards to Ubisoft’s continuous fight to remain independent, a fight which has become significantly harder thanks to the recent efforts of Vivendi, which has been slowly acquiring more and more Ubisoft stock and now owns more than 20 percent of Ubisoft’s stock shares. Vivendi chose not to make an outright hostile takeover bid for Ubisoft just last month, but it doesn’t appear to be halting its efforts to fully acquire the company at all.
A formal deal between Ubisoft and Netflix has yet to be struck, which means that there’s no word on what a show born from a partnership between the two companies would be about, though it seems likely that it would involve one of Ubisoft’s many iconic gaming IP’s.
Of course, Ubisoft’s own internal film and television division is already hard at work adapting several of the studio’s properties into feature films. Not only is there next month’s Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender, there’s also a movie based off The Division in the works with both Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain attached, as well as a Splinter Cell movie, which will reportedly star Tom Hardy.
For more on the latest from Ubisoft, be sure to check out our in-depth look at The Division’s second major expansion, titled Survival.