With the recently announced delay of Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs, the company has lowered their expectations for the future after an already disappointing fiscal year. Both Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Rayman Legends underperformed at market, though to exactly what degree was rather unclear.
After reevaluating their expectations in order to account for losses, Ubisoft changed their predicted earnings from $1.94 billion to $1.38 billion. In spite of their high hopes for both Rayman and Splinter Cell, the biggest reason for the drop was still the delay of Watch_Dogs. Ubisoft is looking to the future with optimism though, and CEO Yves Guillemot said “In a world of mega-blockbusters we have come to the conclusion that the team needed more time to realise the game’s potential. We consider it to be a long term pillar of our future performance, alongside the likes of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry.” With the new console generation quickly approaching, it’s not surprising that players are hesitating to continue investing in their current gen consoles.