Ubisoft First-Quarter Report Reveals Avatar Delay and A Secret Project
No Delay, No Victory
Ubisoft has released their first quarter sales report for the financial year 2022-23, which emphasizes the outstanding performance of Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six, the signing of new partnerships, and delays of certain titles such as the ambitious: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora into the next fiscal year. A new Ubisoft Forward direct will also be held on September 10, covering updates and news on multiple games, particularly the future of the Assassin’s Creed series.
Both Mario+Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Skull & Bones are still slated for release on their respective announced dates: October 20 and November 8, respectively. Roller Champions and Rainbow Six continue to do well and garner positive feedback and revenue. As for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, one of Ubisoft’s most anticipated titles, it will now release sometime between 2023 and 2024. The team is committed to delivering an experience that will take full advantage of next-gen technology for maximum immersion.
According to Axios Reporter Stephen Totilo, Ubisoft has canceled the development of Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon Frontline (and two other unannounced games). In addition, Ubisoft has decided to delay the release of another unannounced premium game into the next fiscal year with Avatar. The report clarifies that this additional development time is a reflection of the current ongoing constraints on production across the industry, and that the company is working hard to ensure the best possible working conditions for its developers, in order to deliver the best possible experiences to players.
Calude France, The managing director of Worldline France, and Head of MTS, Worldline’s digital services has been appointed as independent director after an approval rate of over 95% across all company resolutions on the General Meeting Agenda. She will bring her experience in technology, both in cloud and online, as well as her experience working in international multi-cultural environments. The company also reiterates on its environmental commitment and confirms its goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2030.
Free-to-play games such as XDefiant, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Mobile, and The Division Heartland, continue to receive supportive feedback, along with the recently announced Tom Clancy’s The Division: Resurgence. Ubisoft’s goal is to continue building on the success of these brands and eventually deliver them to a wider audience in the coming years.
The next round of news will be in September, when Ubisoft will be revealing the future of the Assassin’s Creed series in a very special event. Ubisoft Forward will also be returning in September, with updates and news on multiple projects from worldwide Ubisoft Teams.