Watch_Dogs 2 Confirmed To Launch Before March 2017
Ubisoft confirmed that Watch_Dogs 2 will be launched in the current fiscal year (ending in March 2017), in today’s financial press release. Other titles in their lineup include For Honor, South Park the Fractured but Whole, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildLands and an unannounced “high-potential AAA brand with strong digital live services”.
In 2016-17 the Company expects to achieve sales of around €1,700 million, non-IFRS operating income of approximately €230 million and strong free cash flow generation. Ubisoft will launch a very high-quality line-up, including For Honor ®, South Park the Fractured but Whole, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon ® WildLands, the next instalment of Watchdogs ®, and a new high-potential AAA brand with strong digital live services. Growth also will be driven by further increases in revenues for the digital segment and the back catalog.
This will likely replace Assassin’s Creed in their sales targets, which is now officially skipping 2016.
This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise. As a result, we’ve decided that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016. Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, we’ve learned a lot based on your feedback. We’ve also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise. We’re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground.
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