I just want them to announce that Pirates! remake I keep dreaming about.
By Liam Gilroy on May 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm
As anyone who paid attention to things last year will be aware, Ubisoft did pretty well. In fact it did damn well, as it explained when it revealed its financials for fy 2014 (PDF) last week, wherein the company explained that the Assassin’s Creed brand was here to stay, with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag selling over 11 million copies and cementing the series as the fourth-biggest gaming franchise, behind Call of Duty, FIFA and Mario.
During the earnings call which accompanied the financial statement IGN reports, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot also noted the success of Far Cry 3, which has shipped over nine million units across platforms – making it no surprise that the company would like to imitate that success with the recently announced Far Cry 4 – as if it was a surprise in the first place.
While Ubisoft didn’t mention the shipping rate of any of their other titles, disappointing those of us still confused as to how Rabbids is even a brand, it did note that South Park: The Stick of Truth did better than expected, particularly in digital sales. Considering Ubisoft purchased The Stick of Truth from THQ for $3.2 million USD and made significant changes to it, it must have done very well indeed.