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.

July 18, 2017

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.

The Crew 2 will come to PS4, Xbox One and PC in early 2018. You can check out its reveal trailer and gameplay, and a batch of screenshots.

Skull and Bones will reease in the fall of 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can also enjoy its debut gameplay and trailer, not to mention some lovely screenshots.

If you want to read more of Ubisoft’s financial results over the past quarter, you can check them out here.


Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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