French publisher Ubisoft has ruled itself out of the race to acquire the SCi Group, saying it has ‘no intention' of buying the Eidos parent firm.
SCi revealed that it had received several approaches last month – and Ubisoft's name was immediately touted as a possible suitor.
But a spokesperson for the firm told
: Ubisoft has no intention of making an offer for SCi-Eidos.”
The attention of Fleet Street's financial rumourmongers will now turn to EA and Warner Bros – which have both also been named as prospective bidders.
The two companies are yet to release any statement on a potential buyout of SCi.