During Ubisoft’s quarterly financial conference call for investors and analysts, President and Chief Executive Officer Yves Guillemot and Chief Financial Officer Alain Martinez shared the company’s expectations for Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Guillemot mentioned that Assassin’s Creed Origins had a great show at E3 2017, with a really good response from gamers and press, that were impressed by the quality of the game, the RPG aspects, the setting, the size of the game and the diversity of the action.
Martinez added that that Ubisoft expects Assassin’s Creed Origins to be bigger than Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, however the anticipation is still under games like Assassin’s Creed Unity, which caused them to be “conservative” in their estimates.
Ubisoft worked on expanding the RPG elements of the game, aiming for a better potential to increase engagement. The company believes that player recurring investment (purchases of DLCs) will continue to grow.
Guillemot then chimed in, mentioning that the game is expected not to be as big as Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, but a “big sales potential” is still predicted.
Interestingly, Martinez also explained later in the call that the delay of Red Dead Redemption 2 is giving Ubisoft a “better window” for the launch of some of its games.
If you want to see more about Assassin’s Creed Origins, you can check out gameplay and a trailer from Microsoft’s press conference at E3, another trailer from Ubisoft’s own briefing, a large batch of screenshots, alongside more gameplay on Xbox One X.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 27th.
If you want to read more of Ubisoft’s financial results over the past quarter, you can check them out here.