Ubisoft CFO Frederick Duguet commented on the subject of triple-A games during an earnings call with investors. He claimed that at least three major AAA-titles are coming from the company from April 2021 to March 2022. This includes the highly-anticipated shooter Far Cry 6. But in the future, Ubisoft is planning to shift its focus from big game development to games of lesser scope. The company will still be involved in triple-A projects, but will also more closely work on F2P-games and mobile projects, IGN reports.
Frederick Duguet noted that the demand for F2P/mobile games grows in recent years. The company is heading towards long-term revenue from its releases, in which more live-service and F2P-games can assist to achieve.
For now, Ubisoft is actively working on plenty of big games, such as Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Skull & Bones, Riders Republic, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake and Roller Champions. Duguet mentioned the previously announced Assassin’s Creed mobile game, which indicates the publisher’s intentions to attain success in a new market. It is worth noting that Ubisoft`s latest experiment Battle Royale F2P-game Hyper Scape had clearly fallen short of expectations. But the publisher may continue to fix the game’s problems to eventually become a massive hit.
Previously, Ubisoft mentioned the price rising for its future games, following such decisions from Sony, Take-Two and some other publishers. According to Ubisoft, the company is “still undecided” about the $70 price tag for its games along 2021-2022. As for now, Far Cry 6 is available for pre-order for $60/£60 on consoles.
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