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Ubisoft wants to play footy

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Watch out FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer series - Ubisoft wants to step onto the pitch with its own football game.

According to Jeux Video as interpreted by CVG, Ubisoft is in discussion with a number of English clubs to help consult on a direct competitor to FIFA and PES.

Ubisoft has long wanted to move into sports gaming, even dabbling with football by way of a kids title Academy of Champions and handheld Real Football series via partner Gameloft.

That's nothing compared to this new endeavour, which would see Ubisoft aggressively attacking the genre with the title purportedly coming out before the end of 2010. If so, we'd anticipate an announcement at E3.

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