Ubisoft Unhappy With Sales for The Latest Two Tom Clancy Games, Future Ubisoft Games Have Been Delayed
Ubisoft is one of the biggest publishers in the videogame industry, so naturally its games are usually met with high commercial success, often ranking amongst yearly best sellers. It comes as a surprise then that year’s third-person shooters Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint have failed to reach their projected sales estimates.
News comes from a recent Ubisoft conference call, in which the following was stated:
Our latest two AAA releases underperformed commercially versus our anticipation. Additionally, while The Division 2 was critically acclaimed, Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s critical reception was very disappointing and ended up significantly below our expectations. In the end, we did not fully deliver on both game’s potential.
This underperformance has led to delays for some of the publisher’s key upcoming titles, as revealed in a press release. A quote from the press release reads;
[...]we have decided to postpone the release of Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Watch Dogs Legion until 2020-21. While each of these games already has a strong identity and high potential, we want our teams to have more development time to ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players.
For a publisher that is known for turning out numerous projects quickly, this is a surprising change in business. Regardless, it seems like the next fiscal year which runs from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 will be a fruitful one for Ubisoft.