Ubisoft last night held their company earnings report and with E3 fast approaching it was obvious that the company were going to have to answer some questions about their future games releases. This includes not just multiplayer games like The Division, The Crew, Rainbow Six: Siege, and For Honor, but also traditionally single player focused franchises, like Assassin's Creed. It will have different live services compared to other game titles that the game company has published recently.
We can see the straategy playing out in Ubisoft's upcoming slate of releases, too, with just four triple-A titles on the horizon during the next financial year - a new Assassin's Creed, The Crew 2, Far Cry 5 and a brand-new IP that will presumably get its first official unveiling at E3 next month.
"All our games now are bringing live operations", said Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot. They did not reveal what they will be announcing but fans think that they might have an idea of what to expect from Ubisoft this year. He responded that all of their published titles will have live operations, even if there will be different types.
All upcoming games are now following a philosophy that will justify and bring live operations for a long life, as long as it fits for the game. As Ubisoft projects strong total sales revenues of $2.33 billion (2.1 billion euros) for FY2019, it expects to make a quarter of that from PRI, or $584.1 million.
Martinez was asked during the conference about the upcoming video game if it will feature live services.
Having taken fans right back to a time before guns, dinosaurs or anything remotely modern in Far Cry Primal past year, there's no telling what sort of Far Cry experience fans could get this time around. The game should also have expansions and DLC to facilitate a season pass. However, he promised that more information will come pouring in very soon and it will comfort their investors about the game's potential, Dual Shockers reported in another post. Some fans speculate that it will be set in Egypt and it will be the origins of the organization known as the Assassins.
There's now no official news on the setting or release date for the game, but Ubisoft has stated in the past that their latest instalment in the series might not arrive in 2017.