Ubisoft Working to Avoid Game Delays in the Future; Promises Announced Games for FY 2015 Will Be There
Ubisoft is not new to delaying games, especially in the past couple years. Some had longer delays, some shorter, but quite a few titles hit the shelves later than they were expected.
The publisher’s CEO Yves Guillemot admitted the problem, naming Watch_Dogs as an example. In order to improve that situation Ubisoft has been working with its studios to make sure that they get the relevant information early, so that when the games are put in calendar for the financial year, they can be sure that they can be released during that time frame.
The publisher is working to make sure that there’s no risk, even if something can always happen, but Guillemot expressed confidence that what is in the pipeline at the moment for the next fiscal year will be there and will generate the expected revenue.
Today Ubisoft announced a new Assassin’s Creed and confirmed Rainbow Six: Siege and Tom Clancy’s The Division for the upcoming fiscal year (between April 1st, 2015 and March 31st, 2016). While Guillemot declined to comment on whether there will be more, we can be relatively sure that the ones listed will actually happen.