Ubisoft is not having a good time. The disappointing results of Ghost Recon Breakpoint and, to a lesser extent, of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, prompted the French company to postpone Watch Dogs Legion, in addition to Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods & Monsters, to allow developers to focus more on quality.
As a result, the collection forecasts for the current fiscal year have been drastically lowered and the company’s shares have fallen to the lowest value in two years. Ubisoft has, therefore, turned its gaze to the future, and taking advantage of the launch of the next-gen planned for Christmas 2020 has announced that Watch Dogs Legion and the other two games postponed will also be optimized for PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.
It is thanks to the new consoles that analysts are confident about the future of Ubisoft, despite the unsatisfactory results of the last year. “Investors are frustrated by the latest developments, and they have every right,” a Mirabaud Securities analyst, Neil Campling, told Yahoo Finance. “However, by focusing on the quality of upcoming releases and setting them for the next fiscal year to benefit from the catalyst of the next generation of consoles, it could turn the misstep into an excellent and timely opportunity.”
For 2020, Ubisoft also plans to publish two more triple-A titles, whose identity has not yet been revealed. Among these could be the rumoured Assassin’s Creed Kingdom, since the series missed 2019.