Report: Ubisoft In Talks With Netflix About Potential New Series

by Elise Favis on Nov 08, 2016 at 05:25 AM

According to a report from Reuters, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot is in discussions with the popular streaming service Netflix. These talks are about a possible partnership for a new series likely based off one of Ubisoft's major franchises.

This news came up while Guillemot addressed Vivendi's continued attempts at a takeover and to acquire Ubisoft's stocks, which Guillemot responded to by saying that Ubisoft hopes to remain independent.

As for the Netflix series, no other details have come to light just yet. An Assassin's Creed film is planned to release in theaters later this year. Netflix has previously partnered with Activision for the animated series Skylanders Academy which debuted earlier this fall.

[Source: Reuters]


Our Take
I'm wary about film and TV adaptations based off video games because of their shaky track record. With that said, Netflix has shown promise in recent years with the quality of their original programming, so there's some reason to be hopeful. Considering Ubisoft is already releasing an Assassin's Creed movie, I wouldn't be surprised if these discussions are related to that franchise. Perhaps it'll be a tie-in to the film, or something else entirely like a new look at Far Cry or Splinter Cell.