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AWL_Spinner
01-07-2005, 12:50 PM
EA shaping up for a hostile takeover of Ubi. The mother of all dull sports franchise related titles wouldn't have much interest in flight sims, one fears. However, their brand-name and product placement friendly approach may appeal to Northrop Grumman!

Noooooooooooo! (http://pc.ign.com/articles/577/577733p1.html)

AWL_Spinner
01-07-2005, 12:50 PM
EA shaping up for a hostile takeover of Ubi. The mother of all dull sports franchise related titles wouldn't have much interest in flight sims, one fears. However, their brand-name and product placement friendly approach may appeal to Northrop Grumman!

Noooooooooooo! (http://pc.ign.com/articles/577/577733p1.html)

JG52Uther
01-07-2005, 12:56 PM
Its real fun being a flight sim junkie right now.Here we are happily whining about patches,FM's,50 cals etc etc ad naseum when the roof might cave in at any minute.I never whine about this sim,'cos i dont think we have ever had it so good!You dont know what you've got till its gone.

Capt._Tenneal
01-07-2005, 01:16 PM
Post-EA future cover of IL-2 Sturmovik : an extreme closeup of an IL-2 cockpit (external view) after a particularly sweet strafing run on a truck convoy. Grinning wickedly in the cockpit the face of the intrepid pilot -- Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. Sweeeet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Daiichidoku
01-07-2005, 01:19 PM
worry less about EA than about GMX revamping Rowans classic BoB in time to undermine Olegs BoB

And still no-one going to corner the maket with a Korea/ 50-70 jet sim or WWI sim

Wingstrut_1
01-07-2005, 02:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> However, their brand-name and product placement friendly approach may appeal to Northrop Grumman!

http://pc.ign.com/articles/577/577733p1.html <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Free X-Box or Playstation football games for Grumman's engineers will make a deal. Their engineers and execs won't have to claim them as gifts. It's a deal. Then UBI flight sims can continue.

It's just the kind of under the table business deals defense contractors make with Pentagon officials. Hell, Boeing/MacDonald douglas got jobs for the the family and retiring director of acquistions of the pentagon, she plead guilty.

Oh, the business world.

Stiglr
01-07-2005, 03:23 PM
Daiichidoku wrote:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>And still no-one going to corner the maket with a Korea/ 50-70 jet sim or WWI sim...

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I beg to differ. Target:Korea and Richthofen's Skies (http://www.targetware.net) cover those eras, and keep improving all the time. And while I doubt these titles will "corner the market", because they're designed to be realistic and accurate instead of pretty and popular, they do provide a challenge of flight that I don't think has been seen before.

SeaFireLIV
01-07-2005, 04:10 PM
If EA do take over UBI, say goodbye to any realistic flight sims for good. And EA really don`t take care unless it`s got bags of cash, believe me.

Haele
01-07-2005, 06:35 PM
****. I watched EA rip Kesmai to pieces, dismantle Airwarrior and destroy the battletech online franchise that had so much promise. I've no doubt they'll do the same to IL-2 and the likes if it isn't shifting copies to their expectations.

They even sacked the volunteer forum moderators for crying out loud. The bastards.

Zayets
01-07-2005, 06:51 PM
I watched EA killing Looking Glass Studios , the ones who built the only and the best civil sim at the time : Flight Unlimited series. But I do not fear for UBI, they are just publishers , maybe they deserve to be swallowed by some big fish out there.Remember: money talks.Look at Lock On if you don't believe me.

sithgod
01-07-2005, 10:24 PM
I think EA has no interest at all in IL2. I think they have an eye on titles like Ghost Recon and things of that nature.

Capt_Haddock
01-08-2005, 03:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zayets:
But I do not fear for UBI, they are just publishers... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes but publishers decide what to publish and what to cancel. Knowing far too well how many nearthentals are in charge of publishing companies these days, I'll be afraid. Very afraid.

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Whatsmypassword
01-08-2005, 03:15 AM
Imho takeovers as well as negotiating licensing agreements are just business routine.

http://www.stenbergaa.com/stenberg/taylor-russianroulette.jpg

EURO_Snoopy
01-08-2005, 03:17 AM
I think the future will be interesting. I do not worry about the UBI/EA will they won't they debate. Look at LockOn being made available for purchase online. Good move, profits straight to the developer, no corporate entity telling you when to get a product out to market, finished or not. Looks darned good to me. Not only software is being made available online, music too.

It's the future, good for the artist and ultimately more choice for you.

LeadSpitter_
01-08-2005, 03:59 AM
old post, didnt someone post about this along time ago then its was all BS

OldMan____
01-08-2005, 04:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sithgod:
I think EA has no interest at all in IL2. I think they have an eye on titles like Ghost Recon and things of that nature. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

EA is already the publisher of PF in Brzil.. so they do have some will to going on with it.

Da_Godfatha
01-08-2005, 09:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EURO_Snoopy:
I think the future will be interesting. I do not worry about the UBI/EA will they won't they debate. Look at LockOn being made available for purchase online. Good move, profits straight to the developer, no corporate entity telling you when to get a product out to market, finished or not. Looks darned good to me. Not only software is being made available online, music too.

It's the future, good for the artist and ultimately more choice for you. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry Dude,I don't like the idea of buying the software that away. I want a box and a CD or DVD for my money. Not everybody has High-speed connection.

BTW, I don't think EA could $crew up Ubi soft more than it is! IMO.