CrunchArcade: Tom Clancy MMO is a go


Ubisoft recently acquired the rights to author Tom Clancy’s name and they’re going forward with an MMO. It’s unclear how much Ubi was paying in royalties, but the acquisition is estimated at EUR 60 million. Ubisoft expects they’ll be saving themselves EUR 5 million a year with the rights. President of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot had this to say,

“Having no fees, it’s going to give us a full return, [so] we’ve really decided now to go for an MMO on the Clancy name, which is big”, Guillemot said during a conference call.

An MMO would cost anywhere from $40 to $50 million and they already have the technology to go forward so it all makes sense in the end. Right? Who’s excited for a Tom Clancy MMO?

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