Game developer Ubisoft in talks for Netflix show

Video game developer and publisher Ubisoft is reportedly in talks with Netflix to produce a show based on one of its games. 

 

CEO of the company, Yves Guillemot, told reporters that it was talking to Netflix about adapting one of its many games for the streaming service.

Whilst it is not known which of its games would be adapted for TV, the company has some of the most popular titles in gaming to choose from, including Prince of Persia, Far Cry, Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs

Ubisoft has attempted to branch into film and TV a number of times, with its latest attempt, the upcoming Assassin's Creed film due to be released next month.

The film stars Michael Fassbender and has had a significant amount of resources put behind it - unusual for a video game movie. 

The company's property Prince of Persia has previously been made into a film in 2010 starring Jake Gyllenhaal, where it was met with average reviews. 

Ubisoft does have some prior TV experience, with a Nickelodeon show based around its Raving Rabbids franchise that ran for 3 seasons.

The favourite to be adapted currently is the Watch Dogs games, the second of which is due to be released this month.

Watch Dogs is based around the world of hackers, much like the series Mr. Robot, and would be relatively easy to film due to being based in real-world cities such as Chicago and San Francisco. 

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Source: A.V. Club 

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