Ghost Recon proved a real failure for Ubisoft, and the negative sales of the game will have an impact on the future of the company, which has been forced to make some downgrades of its goals.
As we have told you in fact, Ubisoft has postponed its own line-up of titles, which will arrive in the future both on the current and on the next generation of consoles ( PS5 and Xbox Scarlett ), and in this way the operating revenues were of 9.3 million euro, for a huge drop compared to last year, of over 90%.
On the dock, although it is never mentioned, there is also The Division 2, which did not meet expectations, mainly on consoles. Saving the situation is Ubisoft’s previous catalog, with the evergreen Rainbow Six Siege which has over 50 million registered players and has recently seen an increase in active players, and also Assassin’s Creed Odyssey which continues to sell quite well.
Yves Guillemot explained: “As demonstrated by our announcement last week, we will continue to make decisions in the interests of the long-term future of Ubisoft. As a result, we have been able to significantly transform our business model in recent years.”
The announcement he refers to is the postponement of his Triple-A titles to the next fiscal year, and so now Ubisoft has only two games out until the end of the current one: Just Dance 2020, coming next week, and Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection on Nintendo Switch, December 6th.
In addition to these two titles, Ubisoft will focus on digital content for existing video games, or on the release of old Stadia games. The company, therefore, expects a profitable third quarter, and sees this period as a year of transition, hoping to get back on track with the next-gen line-up. And the move seems to be wise: analysts are convinced that Ubisoft will recover with PS5 and Xbox Scarlett without any particular problems.