Ubisoft and Nival Cease Partnership

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Ubisoft and Nival Cease Partnership

Postby Sikon » Apr 1 2006, 10:45

In an unexpected turn of events, the Ubisoft official site <a href="http://ubi.com">announced</a> that Ubisoft and Nival Interactive broke their Heroes V development contract. As Fabrice Cambounet explained in an <a href="http://celestialheavens.com/509">interview</a> to Celestial Heavens, both companies had gathered a sufficient amount of complaints with each other. In particular, Ubisoft blamed Nival for its perceived lack of progress, slow response to feature requests and bug reports, as well as absence of qualified managers with experience needed to carry out an international software project of Heroes V's scale. Nival, on the other hand, protested against Ubisoft's decision to ship all copies of the game, including those intended for distribution in Russia, with StarForce protection; Nival claimed that it violated their agreement, which put Nival as the sole Russian distributor as Heroes V.

However, Fabrice assured Heroes fans that the development will continue where Nival left, although it is currently unknown whether Ubisoft will develop Heroes V in-house or hire another developer. Hopefully the interview will explain the situation and stop the flamewar that has already <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1257">started</a> on the Round Table.

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Postby Needles » Apr 1 2006, 11:11

Grrrrr.... I hate 1st April...
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Postby FantoMaxJM » Apr 1 2006, 11:17

Fabrice strikes again! :)
Correction: Sikon does it.. :D
Edited on Sun, Apr 02 2006, 11:25 by JoniJM
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Postby dragonn » Apr 1 2006, 11:24

It would be somewhat strange in reality, don't you think? To brake a partnership when the Heroes V is almost ready...I don't think any company makes such decisions...
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Postby hahakocka » Apr 1 2006, 11:45

This news is the curse of 1st April. Don t believe it please.

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Postby Continuity » Apr 1 2006, 12:18

Can't believe I fell for it. Seems so obviously fake in retrospect.

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Postby Wildbear » Apr 1 2006, 12:30

It sounds so real! :D

Too bad we're on saturday, it's a very nice one ^^'
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Postby Angelspit » Apr 1 2006, 12:35

Nice one Sikon, very well written, you got me for a second!
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Postby grimogre » Apr 1 2006, 12:36

A good one :)

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Postby REvan34 » Apr 1 2006, 13:41

ok... dammit you got me too...

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Postby evilp » Apr 1 2006, 13:42

4.1..oh...April Fools' Day

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Postby Malicen » Apr 1 2006, 13:48

Haha. :) Good one.
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Postby Thelonious » Apr 1 2006, 14:05

Dude, I though why can't find it on the original site.. But then I got it. Good one!
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Postby george137 » Apr 1 2006, 14:31

Hehe good one.

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Postby Kalah » Apr 1 2006, 14:35

I've only fallen for one april fool today... and it wasn't this one. ;)
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Postby umfridus » Apr 1 2006, 14:41

Totally fell for it (the first one today). Maybe because I can't wait to see how things turn out from here :evil:

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Postby ThunderTitan » Apr 1 2006, 15:25

Ah... I was hoping for at least a fake interview...
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Postby Labyrinth » Apr 1 2006, 15:38

You got me. Perfectly written!
And I'd still take it for possible...
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Postby Orfinn » Apr 1 2006, 15:46

And I thought friday the 13 was a so called bad day *sigh* :p

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Postby Kareeah Indaga » Apr 1 2006, 15:57

Might have fallen for it if I hadn’t written something similar in the forums beforehand. Nevertheless, well done. :-D
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