Ubisoft will be switching focus to high-end free-to-play game and it seems that Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland is first on the cards.
Ubisoft had previously adopted a 3-4 premium AAA game release strategy for each year, however it seems that they may now be straying away from that and shifting focus to high-end free-to-play titles.
Last week we saw Ubisoft host their full-year earnings call which revealed some interesting information regarding the company’s future plans for content creation as well as all the necessary details on the company’s finances.
Ubisoft’s CFO Frederick Duguet spoke out and said “In line with the evolution of our high-quality line-up that is increasingly diverse, we are moving on from our prior comment regarding releasing 3-4 premium AAAs per year”.
Instead of carrying on down its old route, the company will be focussing more towards the likes of titles in the free-to-play niche alongside other smaller releases.
“Additionally, we are building high-end free-to-play games to be trending towards AAA ambitions over the long-term”
The company has already made moves towards a new free-to-play system with the reveal of Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland last week, the game is set to be a free-to-play spinoff game and will release for PC and Cloud platforms.
There are still titles that we are expecting to see release later this year such as Rainbow Six Quarantine and Far Cry 6, fans should be seeing this titles released by the end of September this year.
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