The Crew 2 and Skull and Bones Achieve Record Beta Registrations; Far Cry 5 Should Sell Close to 3 and 4
Ubisoft executives talk about achievements and expectations for The Crew 2, Skull and Bones and Far Cry 5.
During Ubisoft’s quarterly financial conference call for investors and analysts, President and Chief Executive Officer Yves Guillemot and Chief Financial Officer Alain Martinez talked about the company’s expectations for The Crew 2, Far Cry 5 and Skull and Bones.
About The Crew 2, Guillemot mentioned that registrations for the upcoming beta phases have reached record levels for all Ubisoft games, which is “very promising.”
Martinez chimed in later in the call, explaining that Ubisoft expects the game to compare favorably against Steep. According to predictions, many of the players enjoying the first game (which has 12 million registered players), should automatically move on to the new one.
Guillemot also talked about Skull and Bones, which gargered “very positive” reactions from players at E3 2017, with registrations for the first beta phases at record level for a new IP by Ubisoft.
Martinez gave more color on Far Cry 5, that is mentioned as the second big title of this year alongside Assassin’s Creed Origins. The game is expected ton have “significantly higher potential” than the prior Far Cry title launched in a Q4 (which is Far Cry Primal). According to Martinez, it’s probably close to or bigger than Ghost Recon Wildlands.
Guillemot then added that Far Cry 5 is more to be compared with Far Cry 3 and 4 in terms of expectations.
Far Cry 5 will be the first to release of the three, coming on February 27th, 2018 for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. You can take a look at a video featuring Nick Rye, new screenshots and artwork, more footage from Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference, and another video showing guns for hire and trucking.
If you want to read more of Ubisoft’s financial results over the past quarter, you can check them out here.