In the current annual report, Ubisoft not only looked back, but also provided insights into future plans. While Skull & Bones has been postponed again, other top titles are set to appear in the coming months.
While the pirate epic Skull & Bones has been postponed again and is not expected for the next few months, Ubisoft has quite a number of other well-known games still planned for the near future. In the new financial year, which runs until March 31, 2022, a number of well-known series are to be served.
Accordingly, there should be no major delays in relation to the games Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six: Quarantine / Parasite, Riders Republic, Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland, Roller Champions and the remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. All of these should appear in the coming months, even if specific release dates have not yet been communicated. Many of them will probably be available in time for the Christmas business, so they should be published in 2021.
Incidentally, the company says it has not planned a great number of AAA titles for later periods. In this context, CFO Frederick Duguet once again emphasized that the benchmark will no longer be the publication of three to four top titles per year. One wants to become more independent of such costly titles in the future.
Instead, the company will increasingly rely on free-to-play games, which should, however, be located in the high-end segment. These future free-to-play titles should then be supplied with fresh content for a longer period of time. When planning the future, you should include your last experiences with Hyper Scape.
Overall, Ubisoft will continue to diversify its mix of AAA and free-to-play titles and adapt them to one another. How things will continue in the future will be evident from The Division: Heartland, for example – a free-to-play survival shooter based on one of the studio’s major AAA brands.