Ubisoft has plenty of irons in the fire.
Ubisoft has revealed that it has been very impressed by the success of Pokémon GO and has got its own Augmented Reality game in the works.
As IGN reports, during the French company’s first quarter sales call, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot said: “We are very impressed by what Nintendo has been able to achieve.” He then went on to reveal that the company has its own AR game in development but stressed that it will be a different kind of experience to what Pokemon GO currently offers.
As we reported earlier this week, the massive success of Pokémon GO has seen Nintendo’s market value shoot up, making the company even more valuable than Sony. The craze of Pokémon GO has no doubt attracted attention from other major gaming companies and it looks like Ubisoft is one of them.
The first quarter sales call revealed that Ubisoft has had a strong first quarter with sales coming in at €139.1 million/$153 million, which is €14 million/$15 million more than expected. Ubisoft has several big titles due out this year including South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Watch Dogs 2, and the Assassin’s Creed movie.
We look forward to seeing exactly what Ubisoft’s AR game will be and whether it will be a new IP or something which ties into an established franchise.