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Ubisoft grabs Tetris license

Ubisoft grabs Tetris license

Thu 16 Jan 2014 6:32pm GMT / 1:32pm EST / 10:32am PST
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Publisher gets rights to downloadable versions of block-dropping game on Xbox One, PS4

Ubisoft is the latest to partner up with The Tetris Company, as the publisher today announced it is working on new versions of the game for digital distribution through Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

"We welcome Ubisoft to the Tetris family," said Tetris Company managing director Henk Rogers. "I am 100 percent sure they will develop one of the best versions of the Tetris game ever."

That family has seen plenty of members in the console world since the game's debut in 1984. Nintendo, THQ, Sega, Capcom, Atari, Jaleco, Crave Entertainment, and (most recently) Electronic Arts have all released home versions of the classic block-dropping puzzle game.

Tetris is the second big casual gaming license that Ubisoft is picking up after EA. In August, the publisher announced that it had secured the Hasbro console gaming license, which EA produced games under from 2007 through 2011. While EA relinquished the console rights for both Hasbro and Tetris, the publisher has retained the license for both properties on mobile platforms.

3 Comments

Alfonso Sexto
Lead Tester

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This is a quite expensive license, hope Ubisoft puts it to good use :)

Posted:8 months ago

#1

Craig Page
Programmer

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Seems like a waste of money for Ubisoft. They'd be better off making an Assassin's Creed themed puzzle game, where you direct the falling knives into your targets back.

Posted:8 months ago

#2
What ever happened to the Microsoft tenure of the IP?

Seems a lot of people have acquired the license rights over the years, but only 'Hatris' seems to have made any headway since the original was released?

Was not Mr. Rogers with Bulletproof who originated the first licensing deal with Nintendo via Mirrorsoft?

Posted:7 months ago

#3

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