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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:56am 13/02/09 | 10 Comments
In fact they make a AU $183,500,000 or so offer. 84.3 million GBP has been put on the table in front of the troubled Eidos by Japanese giant, Square Enix, as the RPG giant looks to expand their business horizons into the great big Western world.

According to Gamesindustry.biz that offer is 258 percent higher than what Eidos was worth at the exact time of the bid (Jan 14).

"Eidos is a talented developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products with a broad portfolio of highly successful mass market franchises, led by Tomb Raider, one of the most successful videogame franchises of all time," stated Square Enix boss, Yoichi Wada.

"Eidos maintains a strong reputation for high quality development and proven expertise in creating characters and storylines that appeal to consumers. Eidos' products are highly complementary to our business and will accelerate our aggressive expansion into Western markets."

The offer has been put forward to shareholders for serious consideration, which means we might be seeing Ms Croft leading her own Final Fantasy charge one day (but probably not, even if the offer is accepted).



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BatS***
Posted 10:15am 13/2/09
"Eidos maintains a strong reputation for high quality development and proven expertise in creating characters and storylines that appeal to consumers. Eidos' products are highly complementary to our business and will accelerate our aggressive expansion into Western markets."
Woah! this boss sounds awesome.
darkjedi
Posted 10:22am 13/2/09
Didn't see that coming!
d0mino
Posted 10:27am 13/2/09
that is a lot of money.
corrino
Posted 02:05pm 13/2/09
I don't like the look of this. I do hope that SquareEnix does not buy off Eidos. If so I will not be looking forward to this at all. *shakes head*
Steve Farrelly
Posted 02:08pm 13/2/09
corrino - how come?
DM
Posted 02:09pm 13/2/09
Eidos is a talented developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products

AKA Tomb Raider games. Thats the only one I can remember in receint years. Mabye Square can buy it, fire everyone there and fill it with people who actually can make good games like, people from Square
pARODY
Posted 02:18pm 13/2/09
Eidos also did the original Hitman game. I quite enjoyed the first one.
Scooter
Posted 04:30pm 13/2/09
Possibly another Deus Ex after a take over?

I sure hope so! As long as it's not like Deus Ex 2 >.>
Crakaveli
Posted 04:34pm 13/2/09
A turn based Deus ex, awesome!
Mantorok
Posted 04:47pm 13/2/09
Eidos also did the original Hitman game. I quite enjoyed the first one.
Technically, Eidos just own the developers IO Interactive. Same with Tomb Raider, Eidos own Crystal Dynamics and Core Design's IP (the rest of Core Design was sold off to Rebellion).

Also, Deus Ex 3 is already being developed by Eidos Montreal. Here's some stuff you can read about it.

last edited by Mantorok at 16:47:18 13/Feb/09
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