That’s according to a Financial Times report, which said NBC – which itself its part-owned by Vivendi - is ‘close to finalising’ the deal.
The newspaper adds that Time Warner is also in discussions to increase its stakehold in the company, up from the ten per cent it already owns.
Either deal could be finalised ‘the next few weeks’, according to the article.
If NBC was to be successful with its bid, a percentage of Eidos would become part of the Vivendi family that now encompasses Activision, as well as Vivendi-owned labels such as Sierra and Blizzard.
SCi's current share price stands at 62p.