Ubisoft just recently released their first half of 2010-2011 financials, and they talked a lot about money. And while I know you’re all dying to hear how much money Ubisoft made, I’m going to skip to the juicy stuff – the actual video game information.
First up is that, unfortunately, two titles have been delayed. Driver: San Francisco has been pushed to July 2011 and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was pushed back to May 2011, moving both titles to the 2012 fiscal year. Although whether or not that is unfortunate in my opinion is based on the reason of why the titles were delayed. If they were delayed to improve the quality of the games, I’m 100% for it.
Also hard to determine if it is fortunate or unfortunate is the announcement of a new Assassin’s Creed title planned for 2011. Ubisoft’s Jean-Francois Boivin said that the title needed to take a break for a breath of fresh air in 2011. It seems the higher-ups disagree as there is another title on the way, effectively putting it in the Call of Duty position of yearly releases.
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And last, but not entirely least, Ubisoft also confirmed that the “European exclusive” Prince of Persia trilogy will be coming to North America. The difference is that the titles will be distributed via PSN instead of at retail like in Europe. While no solid details were announced, Ubisoft plans on having all three titles out before the end of this year. Ubisoft also confirmed that a Splinter Cell HD remake trilogy is in the works as well.
A lot of mixed news there. Either you will like it or you will hate it. Unfortunately, no mention of Beyond Good and Evil 2 or I Am Alive. We will have to wait out for further details on those.