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This morning, Ubisoft and Hasbro announced an agreement to bring digital versions of classic board games to current- and next-generation consoles. EA previously held both console and mobile licenses from the toy giant.
EA will continue to develop and publish mobile versions of Monopoly, Scrabble, Game of Life, Battleship, Boggle, Clue, Risk, Yahtzee, and others. Ubisoft's license covers console versions of Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Risk, Battleship, Cranium, and others.
Prior to July's new agreement between EA and Hasbro, the relationship enabled a number of titles, including Risk Factions, Hasbro Family Game Night, and Monopoly Streets on home consoles. Additionally, this agreement does not affect other Hasbro properties, including Transformers, which is still held by Activision.
Our TakeLicensing agreements are tricky when there is only one partnership involved. This one involves two (not counting the non-board game properties). The upshot is that EA won't be making any more Family Game Night titles for consoles (or anything else that intersects with Hasbro's board game properties). The publisher will continue to develop for mobile devices though, so if you want to get your Scrabble fix on the go, you're still going to be doing it with an EA app.
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