Ubisoft Will Release 4 AAA Games in FY2017-18; Will Expand a Game Instead of Releasing New Iteration
Ubisoft announced that it will expand one of its recent successful games instead of releasing a new game of the same franchise.
During Ubisoft’s quarterly financial conference call, Chief Executive Officer Yves Guillemot gave more information about the upcoming line-up for the period between April 1st, 2017 and March 31st, 2018.
Guillemot mentioned that the company decided to expand a current successful game by delivering more content for it, instead of releasing a new game for the franchise as initially planned.
As a consequence, the company expects release a maximum of four new AAA releases in the next fiscal year.
Later in the call, Chief Financial Officer Alain Martinez confirmed that one of those AAA titles is South Park: The Fractured but Whole, that was moved off the current fiscal year and into the next, as the title “needed just a few months more” in development.
He also explained that the reason why the company decided to expand one of its games instead of releasing a new iteration is that the company’s games are doing very well, with back catalog content being more profitable than ever, causing a higher focus on live operations for Ubisoft.
The actual name of the game that will be expanded instead of getting a new release wasn’t revealed. Guillemot also explained that the publisher is not ready to announce the titles of the remaining three AAA games (in addition to South Park) for the next fiscal year, but they will provide more details in May.