SCi Entertainment has announced its intent to change its name to Eidos. To this end, they have already filed an application with the Registrar of Companies. SCi is the parent company of Tomb Raider and Hitman publisher, Eidos Interactive.
SCi Entertainment has announced its intent to change its name to Eidos. To this end, they have already filed an application with the Registrar of Companies. There is no announcement yet as to when the name change will be implemented but I assume it won’t be too long.
You may recall a previous article of ours reporting a rumor that EA and Ubisoft have entered talks with SCi over a possible buyout. A name change to its better known Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS) publisher, Eidos, certainly sounds like the kind of thing SCi would do if the rumor was true.
Further evidence that suggests a possible buyout in the near future is SCi’s dramatic restructuring over the past year. To date, they’ve cut about 25 percent of their staff and have dropped 14 game titles. They’ve also previously spoken with Warner Brothers to amend their “stand still” agreement so they can buy more SCi shares.