Ubisoft has been on the phone today with its investors to talk about its upcoming games and how much of the green stuff the publisher expects to rake in from these new releases.
Ubisoft’s CFO Alain Martinez and Ubisoft President Yves Guillemot spoke about The Crew 2, Far Cry 5, Skill and Bones, and Assassin’s Creed Origins with investors.
Let’s start with Far Cry 5: Ubisoft expects it to sell well, despite the somewhat negative backlash from some due to the game being set in rural Montana, USA. Guillemot reckons it’ll do somewhere in between the sales of Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4, which wouldn’t be a bad thing as both sold pretty well and were very well received by players and critics alike.
As for The Crew 2, Guillemot notes that the game’s beta registrations have reached record levels, something the Ubisoft President thinks is very promising. Well, duh? Martinez added that the first game, The Crew, has amassed 12 million registered players, and that Ubisoft would expect a fair proportion of them to move onto The Crew 2 when it releases. Again, duh?
Then there’s the brand new IP (intellectual property) from Ubisoft: Skull and Bones. According to Guillemot, Skull and Bones was received very well after its showing at this year’s E3, and that registrations for the game’s beta are at record levels for a new franchise.
And finally, Assassin’s Creed Origins. Ubisoft is hoping that the year away from the series will bring some good fortune (and bucks) as the publisher has predicted it will do better than the last game, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, but less than Assassin’s Creed Unity.