Last night was Ubisoft’s annual earning report, which included details on where the company will be focusing for the next year. Ubisoft’s annual sales were up 4.7% year on year, sitting at €1,459.9 million. 50% of those sales were in digital revenue at €729.3 million.
“Over the last three fiscal years, Ubisoft has – with remarkable success – created numerous new brands and rebooted Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon… In 2017-18 we will see the exciting returns of Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew and South Park. In 2018-19 we intend to pursue our digital transformation and consolidate our new business model, which is much more recurring and more profitable and is now significantly less exposed to new releases,” said Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot.
The four AAA games for the next year from Ubisoft are: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 5, The Crew 2 and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. This means Far Cry 5 is confirmed, instead of just floating around in the rumour ether. Seeing The Crew get another run should get fans of the previous game excited, as the first game showed promise. As for South Park? That was supposed to release ages ago, but was delayed for the next year.
For now details are very limited on where the games are set, except for rumours of Egypt and Spaghetti Westerns. Expect more at Ubisoft’s E3 conference in June.