Ubisoft Is not Abandoning Its AAA Franchises With New Free-To-Play Initiative

Ubisoft offered an replace for its recreation launch schedule throughout a latest earnings name, together with info concerning Cranium & Bones, however there was additionally speak of the corporate’s new initiative going ahead: free-to-play video games. With the announcement that Tom Clancy’s universe is increasing with two new F2P adventures, many have been involved about what this implies for single-player staples beneath the Ubi umbrella reminiscent of Murderer’s Creed, Far Cry, and extra. 

Within the earnings name, it was revealed {that a} massive focus shift is at the moment within the works, making the transfer in direction of extra free-to-play expansions on beloved universes and new IPs, as nicely. In a small assertion offered to Recreation Informer, a Ubisoft consultant had this to say: 

“Our intention is to deliver a diverse line-up of games that players will love – across all platforms. We are excited to be investing more in free-to-play experiences, however we want to clarify that this does not mean reducing our AAA offering. Our aim is to continue to deliver premium experiences to players such as Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Riders Republic and Skull & Bones to name a few while also expanding our free-to-play portfolio and strengthening our brands to reach even more players.”

Ubisoft’s Frederick Dugeuet talked about through the monetary presentation that the change needed to do with shifting away from the annual launch mannequin that the studio turned notorious for. By pulling away from that yearly launch schedule for video games like Murderer’s Creed, the standard of these mainstay franchises soared in a massively constructive route, proving that the annual mannequin was now not working. With that shift, there is a bit more freedom to discover different avenues of growth, together with the F2P mannequin and cell ventures. 

The lengthy and in need of it’s that sure, Ubisoft goes to be specializing in free-to-play experiences, however that doesn’t imply that it’s abandoning what it’s recognized for. Now, we have simply acquired to attend patiently for some dang Past Good & Evil 2 information…

What would you prefer to see Ubisoft give attention to sooner or later? Are you anxious by the F2P push, or are you excited for these groups to have avenues to discover extra gaming choices? Hold forth along with your sizzling takes within the remark part under! 

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