Vivendi Universal Games Signs
Exclusive Agreement To Publish Games Based On Robert Ludlum’s Best-Selling Works
World Renowned Spy Action Novels
to Inspire Line-up of Next-Generation Games
READING – August 10, 2005 – Vivendi
Universal Games (VU Games) today announced that it has inked an exclusive global
agreement to publish games based on the literary works of Robert Ludlum, the
acclaimed international thriller novelist whose books have sold more than 290
million copies worldwide and spawned the theatrical box office hits, The Bourne
Identity and The Bourne Supremacy.
The long-term contract grants VU
Games rights to develop, publish and distribute multi-platform games based on
the author’s best-selling series and related films, including Bourne and Covert
One. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"We are thrilled to have the
opportunity to launch a new line of games inspired by some of the most exciting
spy-action franchises ever created," said Bruce Hack, CEO of VU Games. "The
interest in Robert Ludlum’s works is enormous, as evidenced by the worldwide
popularity and commercial success of his books and movies. VU Games intends to
aggressively establish Ludlum as a top tier games brand with high-quality
franchises poised to go head-to-head with other major spy-action games in the
"Properties like Bourne and Covert
One naturally lend themselves to video games, and we are excited to bring Robert
Ludlum’s stories to life in a way that has never been done before," said Jeffrey
M. Weiner, CEO of Ludlum Entertainment. "Our long-term partnership with VU Games
underscores our belief in the creativity and vision that the development team
will bring to these exciting new projects."
Product information on the Robert
Ludlum titles publishing by VU Games will be released at a later date.
Boesky & Company in conjunction with
Henry Morrison, Inc. represented Ludlum Entertainment on the publishing
agreement with VU Games.