During Ubisoft’s quarterly financial conference call for investors and analysts, Chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet talked about future plans.
Duguet mentioned that “in light of the evolution of the company’s high-quality lineup” that is becoming increasingly diverse, Ubisoft is “moving on” from its prior comments about releasing 3-4 AAA games every year, as it’s no more a proper indication of the publisher’s value creation dynamics.
As an example of that, Ubisoft’s expectations for Riders’ Republic and Just Dance are consistent with some of the industry’s AAA performance.
The company is also building some of it’s “high-end free-to-play games to be trending toward triple-A ambitions over the long term”
Duguet clarified that this is purely an evolution of the publisher’s financial communication, and doesn’t change the fact that Ubisoft expects a high-cadence of content delivery “including powerful premium and free-to-play releases” on top of that, the company predicts a continued expansion of its post-launch plans with an “increased focus” on focusing its biggest franchises.
Earlier in the call, we learned that Skull & Bones has been delayed again to the next fiscal year. Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Riders’ Republic, Roller Champions, and The Division: Heartland are confirmed for the current fiscal year.