Ubisoft Lays Down Their 2009-2010 Plans
Written Friday, January 23, 2009 By Dan WebbView author's profile
In Ubisoft's financial conference call yesterday, as well as assessing the final financial period, the publisher also revealed its plans for the fiscal year 2009-10 (starting Q2 '09 and running through to the end of Q1 '10).
Ubisoft posted better than expected results for their financial Q3 showing, thanks to a solid turnout by Far Cry 2 (2.9 million) and Shaun White Snowboarding (2.3 million) which made up for Prince of Persia's slow burning sales (2.2 million). They look to continue that trend long in to 2009 and beyond as well.
"2009-10 looks very promising and our teams are working flat-out to provide gamers with the best the industry has to offer," stated Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft's top dog. "Our line-up comprises several potential blockbusters with the launch of 7 franchises, including Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon, as well as 4 license-based games including James Cameron's Avatar, 3 new brands and a further-enhanced casual games portfolio. Although we have to be cautious in light of the current economic environment, we expect Ubisoft to once again be one of the most dynamic and profitable publishers in the games industry in 2009." Another one of those 2009-10 titles was the briefly unveiled I Am Alive which saw its first light of day at E3 2008.
Not a bad line-up if you ask me; Splinter Cell: Conviction, Assassin's Creed 2, a new Ghost Recon and I Am Alive ... And that's just the titles we know about. You know I said the gaming industry was recession proof ... maybe I just meant Ubisoft.