Too Many Games, Too Little Time: Ubisoft Addresses Delays And Cancellations

Zinger Key Points
  • Ubisoft claims it had to cancel and delay games because the company was working on too many titles at the same time.
  • "Now we feel we have the right number of games, knowing that we will launch a lot of games in financial year '24", CEO Yves Guillemot said.

Ubisoft UBSFF CEO Yves Guillemot addressed concerns regarding recent game cancellations during the company’s latest quarterly earnings call.

The studio behind titles like "Assasin’s Creed," "Prince of Persia," and "Tom Clancy" recently confirmed the cancellation of three games. Since July 2022, the Saint-Mandé, France-based company canceled seven titles in total while Skull and Bones has been delayed six times.

However, Guillemot assured investors that the cancellations were necessary to create space for the games that were still in development.

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"We canceled a few games because we needed to make space for other games that are in development in the company, and that's really helping all the other games that are progressing well," Guillemot said, as reported by IGN. "Now we feel we have the right number of games, knowing that we will launch a lot of games in financial year '24 that will also give space for the other games that are on the way in the company.”

"If we look at 24 months, the number of games in work in the company will go down quite a lot, and that will give more space to all the games we have on the way. Having said that, we know that many of those games are also going to have post-launch content, and this will take a certain number of teams and talents to actually create that content,” Guillemot added.

We already have an idea of what's coming from Ubisoft from April 2023 through March 2024:

  • Assassin's Creed Mirage
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Mobile
  • Tom Clancy's The Division Resurgence
  • The Crew Motorfest, and
  • Skull and Bones (fresh off its sixth delay).

We also know that Ubisoft has "another large game" in the works that hasn't been announced yet.

Moreover, Guillemot confirmed that Ubisoft will be attending E3 (Electronic Entertainment Experience), one of the biggest video game events in the world, even though Sony SONY, Microsoft MSFT's Xbox, and Nintendo NTDOY may not attend.

See Also: E3 2023 Takes Major Hit As Big 3 Pull Out: Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo Not Attending Electronic Entertainment Expo This Year

"If E3 happens, we will be there and we will have a lot of things to show," Guillemot said.

Image: Courtesy Ubisoft.

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