As we reported yesterday, THQ is having big, big problems/issues/challenges (whatever your chosen term) - $50million of them in one case - this has not escaped the attention of Ubisoft's chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot.
Monsieur Guillemot has in apparently damned THQ to extinction and is now looking to pick at the bones. He says in a recent interview:
"What happened to (THQ)," he tells GamesIndustry
, "is something that happens regularly when we have transition," he says. "Some can make it, some decide to go in different direction. It happened with Atari and Midway and also Acclaim last generation. … It's something that happens in this industry and that's the way the industry consolidates."
In case you weren't aware Midway and Acclaim are no more, while Atari has changed hands so many times as a brand now that, well, let's not speak to badly of any of them.
Ubisoft's headman and THQ's director competitor is not backing off this opportunity though, "They have good things. We are always interested in good brands. For sure, it's something we can consider, but I can't tell you more."
You can almost see him circling overhead in the harsh desert sun...