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[ve3d]Ubisoft Purchase Tom Clancy's Name and Plan to Make MMO

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To save five million Euros a year Ubisoft has purchased the complete rights to the Tom Clancy name from Tom Clancy:

Today Ubisoft announces that it has reached an agreement with Mr. Tom Clancy to acquire all intellectual property rights to the Tom Clancy name, on a perpetual basis and free of all related future royalty payments, for use in video games and ancillary products including related books, movies and merchandising products. This deal offers Ubisoft on a perpetual basis the ability to leverage this great brand and provides Ubisoft with enhanced flexibility to ensure better cross management between the different media.

The price of this all cash acquisition is not currently disclosed. Post acquisition, Ubisoft expects to have a net cash position of around 130 million Euros by the end of fiscal 2007-08, compared to a previous expectation of approximately 150 million Euros. Additional payments will be made as well in fiscal 2008-09 and fiscal 2009-10.
http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/37...m-Clancys-Name

I hope they make more Splinter cell games

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now that Ubisoft is free of royalty charges to Tom Clancy following the acquisition of all IP rights to the author's name, the French game maker will now pursue a Tom Clancy MMO.

During a call regarding the IP acquisition, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said, "On MMOs, the investment is really high. So we need to maximize the revenue. With the royalties we had [to pay], it was another barrier to creating a [Tom Clancy MMO], because the original investment was diminished by that.
http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?op...=9672&Itemid=2
post #2 of 16
Splinter cell am win.
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wow he is a rich man for sure...having to write books under his name and having a game based on some events..wow! rich guy for sure!
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Wait a second, do i understand correctly? ubisoft paid Tom Clancy what looks like 20 million euros, for his name? Not a bad move for ubisoft.
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Wow...i hope Splinter Cell doesn't go down hill, they are my favorite set of games. But they will more than likely be awesome as usual.

The funny thing is, his books are awesome. But it isn't even him who writes the damn things anyways. Anything that has the Tom Clancy name on it, has nothing to do with the guy.

He just got rich off nothing. Why can't i do that
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Horrible. A Tom Clancy MMO? :|
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1. Stealth
2. Gank
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post #8 of 16
Since he's sold out the Tom Clancy name I guess we wont see any more books that have Tom Clancy on them, unless they're:
A) Written by him and then published/approved by Ubisoft
B) Written/published by Ubisoft


Oh well, guess he'll just have to think up another pen name to make another 20 million
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funny really, how much a name is worth.

tom clancy has never appeared in his games or really had much atall to do with them. infact its just a name on the cover. I'm really not surprised that ubisoft have done this because i would've expected them to ditch the tom clancy name in favour of their own franchise years ago.
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I'm still waiting for a Red Storm rising Game, or movie.
    
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