Ubisoft's Tom Clancy Deal Estimated at €60 Million Euro, $93.4 US

tom clancyWe all knew that Ubisoft’s recent acquisitionof the Tom Clancy brand probably cost the company some money, and we knew that this deal would eventually save the company more money in the long run, but according to analyst firm Wedbush Morgan, buying that name has cost the company an estimated 60 million EUR. In American dollars, with current conversion rates, that equals $93,412,411.01.

Wow. That’s a lot of green people, and Ubisoft’s ability to recoup it pretty quickly should not be an issue considering that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 has already shipped 1 million units and is expected to ship 1.7 million for this quarter.

Wedbush Morgan figures that the deal will be paid out in installments over the next three years ad the potential earn-outs will be up to another 15 million EUR ($23,358,681.70). This is expected to save Ubisoft over 5 million EUR ($7,787,872.01) per year in royalty fees.

Either way you slice it though, Tom Clancy is one happy gent. If his bed was not already made of money, it certainly is now.

Via: GamesIndustry.biz

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4 Comments on Ubisoft's Tom Clancy Deal Estimated at €60 Million Euro, $93.4 US

erathoniel

On March 25, 2008 at 8:53 am

Wonder if now Ubisoft gets royalties on anything he writes, or just rights to making games off it.

Xboxlenny

On March 25, 2008 at 9:18 am

How about Ubisoft putting some money into its games so it can fix Rainbow Six Vegas 2′s bugs and other complaints their customers are having. The PS3 version is supposed to be almost unplayable online and the list of complaints. Fix the game instead of lining Tom Clanceys already green pockets with $$. Here is the list of complaints.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/1991064316/m/2861022246

ManOfTeal

On March 25, 2008 at 10:08 am

I remember when a local radio station here in Atlanta interviewed Tom Clancy and all I remember from that interview was that he was not a very nice guy at all, even rude at times. The only Tom Clancy game that I enjoyed playing was Rainbow Six Vegas and I didn’t enjoy it enough to want to get the sequel. I completely did not enjoy the Ghost Recon Series as I took them back to the store. GRAW was just way too deep and involved for me I guess.

Jose

On March 25, 2008 at 12:05 pm

@ ManOfTeal

Thats weird dude. I loved the old Rouge Spear and GRAW series. I think it was because of all the huge outdoor stages. Me and a lot of friend would play the first outdoor level on the side of the mountain and all snipe. It was pretty funny. Good times…