During Ubisoft’s quarterly financial conference call for investors and analysts, Chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet talked about future plans.
This is good news, because in the past I liked Ubisoft games, but not today, the reason being they only bring out Assassins Creed, Watch Dogs, Far Cry and Tom Clancy games. With Ubisoft saying they want to bring out new games hopefully this leads to bringing out new IP and reviving old ones like Rayman, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic or even finding a way to bring back Splinter Cell.
A new Advanced Warfighter title would be nice
Yes please graw 1 and 2 were really good.
Tbh, it sounds like good news but you need to read their comments from earlier this year to really understand what they mean by having a diverse lineup (e.g. more free-to-play games, mobile games). https://gamerant.com/ubisof...
Yeah, I've had enough. Far Cry 5 was ok, but it was just more of the same. AC Valhalla is a bug-fest mess. I'm guessing their total patch notes are probably longer than that of Cyberpunk's. Couldn't even finish it because of a game breaking bug at the end that had been there for months since launch. Apparently there were multiple game breaking bugs. And then somehow they made Watch Dogs Legion one of the most boring games I've ever played. I really struggled to find the energy to fire it up just to play for an hour.
I had to get rid of AC Vahalla back in March because of a bug/glitch towards the end of the game in Jorvik & still to this very day Ubisoft has not addressed to fix it. I put almost a hundred hours in & I refused to start the game over from the beginning so I just traded it in,I'm so glad I didn't buy the season pass early on.
@Elda Not that I'm apologizing for Ubi - they're awful, but their latest patch seemed to fix a batch of corrupted saved games where I had made the most progress. I was finally able to go back to Norway without my PS5 hard crashing and beat the orlog dude there and get the platinum. Truly one of the buggiest games I've ever played.
@Elda I did get over 100 hours in. I did damn near everything, found most of the collectibles (except those stupid hoard caches). I got stuck with the final boss not being revealed and couldn't trigger it to work and had no open quests to actually finish the game. It was broken for months. Maybe it's been fixed by now, but I was so pissed I swore off anymore AC games. If that was the only issue, that'd be one thing but I was just fed up with how bug riddled the entire game was.
Bring bk chaos theory multiplayer....it was and still is the best Vs tactical game ever made....that's not just my opinion...it's a damn fact😎👍
I read somewhere that they are doubling down on “high-end free to play game” or something of that sort. Honestly Ubisoft, have you not learnt from the industry that you’ve been a part in for many, many years, at all?
As much as I'd like to agree fortnite continues to take in cash along with genshin impact. So basically they are copying the sales
Geshin impact fills The JRPG/niche market. Honestly when’s the last time there’s been a great jrpg outside of persona 5
There's been tons of great jrpgs. Of course I like the genre of jrpgs so maybe my standards aren't the same as yours
Who cares about a diverse lineup. Just a bunch of nonsense. How about innovative new IP...or just give us good games. That is what people want. I've yet to come across a single time that a business has said the word diverse and it did not end in utter bullcrap.
Move on to Splintercell
I like to see them do more sort of 16-bit era type platformer or adventure games. With their UbiArt platform they could make some really great looking stuff.
Yeah I think that’s the sweet spot. 2 really big games, 4-5 AA games and smaller titles. Every game doesn’t need to be as massive as assassins creed. Immortals did good on that front. The shorter games are fun too.
Translation More remasters, Free to play, Casuals games and mts, and fewer new innovative game ideas.
I wear glasses, perhaps my vision is the reason why I can't see where all these "increasingly diverse" games are coming from? Cause last I checked all they've been releasing is Fortnite style dlc for Siege, milking Tom Clancy's name for all it's worth, yet again back to milking AC with yearly releases, and focusing on F2P games which they have a record of shutting down not long after. The last UbiArt game was Rayman right? Which they milked with by slapping "definitive" on all the ports they released for it.
Ubi have released a lot of new IP over the last decade though. If you didn't buy them, then I honestly don't think you can moan too much as you are part of the problem. If they sold well, they would have carried on with that business model. They've also put loads of money and time into BG&E2 which is a terrible business decision. Nobody bought the first one and nobody will buy the sequel (outside of the few crybabies on the internet who constantly asked for it) and yet they are doing it anyway. As somebody else mentioned above, "diverse" here means moving away from the AAA mode. They already announced this earlier in the year. Expect Skull & Bones to be the first when it's re-announced at E3 as a F2P game.
Lol. I'm actually scared of the recently announced star wars game from ubisoft. I wouldn't be surprised if it's just a Valhalla DLC.
A little more time between Far Cry and AC games and new IPs to fill the gap seems like a win. Less saturation of the same games with a new coat of paint
Tom Clancy games are some of my fav. They are the best on console for realistic and strategic shooters, from Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighters to Rainbow games, splinter cells as they are just ace. I much prefer a Clancy game over call of duty or even battlefields now.
Still waiting for Skull and Crossbones as I so want to play this game. Seems like they went and teared it up and started again,I don't mind so long as it's good.
I'm at that age where I will no longer buy a game that I know is going to have several microtransactions out the gate. Using the AC games as an example. I really like Odyssee but it has so many MTs. What I want is for them to finally finish everything about the game and release it again with all the MT in one game. If it is $59 that is fine just release all of it. I think for me that would be a great compromise because as it stands although I want Valhalla I won't be getting that game until I can see some form of Game of the Year edition or something that encompasses most if not all the DLC/MTs with it. With that, I see this company just trying to find more ways to capitalize on MTs going forward. So what I've started doing is writing down the games I really want and then researching them. If I know they will have MTs etc. then I'll just put them on the list to wait for 6mo to a year or more. I did this with Borderlands 3, just got all the content with the director's cut as well for a very cheap price. My list is very long on games I have to go back and play. So I've decided to get a new PS4 and then a PS5, as well as fill a crate or two with PS4 games and just keep it. Get the games cheaply and this way I can go back and play them when I really want to.
So these companies are really shifting their entire business model to pay-to-play (they call it free-to-play, but let's be honest, they are doing it to sell in game merchandise and probably pay to progress). The future of the gaming industry is looking very bleak at the moment as more and more companies are switching the way games are made and sold. We will see a whole lot of bad games. Thank you, Fortnite!
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