Bit Tech spotted a rumour that SCi, the parent company of Eidos, is in talks with both Ubisoft and Electronic Arts over a buyout:
The negotiations have apparently been prompted by a 92 percent drop in SCi's stock price, according to GamesIndustry.biz.
The rumours come from an anonymous source who has told UK newspapers that SCi is currently in talks with both Ubisoft and Electronic Arts, both of whom who have had a track record of buying out other publishers and developers in the past. Warner Bros. Interactive, which has long been rumoured to be interested in SCi, is also hinted to be involved in the talks.
SCi and Eidos have fallen on hard financial times in recent years and while Lara Croft's reinvention has done a world of good for the publisher through the new Legend, Anniversary titles from Crystal Dynamics there's been a few weaker games too.