Ubisoft Aims to Increase Developers Working on Assassin's Creed by 40%; Announces Financial Results

Ubisoft just announced its financial results for the full fiscal year 2022-23, related to the period between April 2022 and March 2023.

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italiangamer119d ago

Ubisoft and Activision are the real life example of the saying "putting all your eggs in one basket", if Assassin's Creed or Call of Duty collapse they're gonna be in deep shit for sure.

-Foxtrot119d ago

Square Enix are the same with Final Fantasy

shinoff2183119d ago

Not as much as the other 2. We don't get a ff game as often as ac or cod. Square still manages some other releases in between. Just none as big as ff

-Foxtrot119d ago

Maybe not as bad but it's their golden child, take FF away from them and Square Enix are nothing. You have Kingdom Hearts and the like but not really full blown hot sellers.

solideagle118d ago

Square also has Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts. did they sell Tomb Raider/Hitman etc?

goldwyncq118d ago

They have Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest.

CrimsonWing69118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

What about all the Square Enix releases between FF releases? If FF was annual and we saw little to nothing else from the dev/publisher I’d agree.

They took a chance with Forspoken and it had a massive budget. Just not many liked it.

We’ve gotten some great gems from them like NieR. Dragon Quest is probably going to pretty big.

I think it’s more that FF is their most popular IP that they really put in all they have because the gamble won’t be like a Forspoken level disaster.

Capcom’s a bit similar with their IPs that sell. You get far more Monster Hunter and Resident Evil releases versus the new IP stuff.

Chevalier118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Square has a very successful FF14 bringing in regular revenue and Dragonquest too so Squares fine. Plus FF isn't annual like AC or COD.

bangoskank118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Not true, and Final Fantasy are actually good games that aren't rehashes of the same thing over and over again. Ubisoft should shift their focus on new IPs or something original or maybe not letting anticipated games like the sequel to Beyond Good & Evil 2 become vaporware. That company is a complete mess. I could see them being bought in the next couple of years.

-Foxtrot118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

The point is guys compared to FF games like Kingdom Hearts, Nier, Dragon Quest don't sell the same, they sell but they don't do FF numbers so they'd rather put all their eggs in that FF basket rather than doing more of the other games and new IPs

The last main game of Nier was Nier: Automata in 2017

Kingdom Hearts III was released in 2019

Dragon Quest XI was released in 2017

It's 2023 and a new mainline Nier hasn't been announced and the other two don't have release dates.

Over the past couple of years we've had multiple expansions for FFXIV, FFVII Remake, the Pixel Remaster, FFXVI, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

It's clear were Square Enix priorities are, they couldn't even put the effort into a new IP like Forspoken

At the end of the day Square don't take risks because of FF

andy85118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

They are though. DQ and KH sell very well.

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isarai119d ago

And "Too Many cooks spoil the broth"

jznrpg118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

@mooppeister Feeling frisky?

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Chocoburger118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

AC has been spoiled ever since they ruined the lore, changed the freerunning, added endless grinding and upgrading elements, moved the attacks to the shoulder buttons for no reason, infinitely spawning named characters hunting you, and a massive, uninteresting skill tree, placed on a game world that is too big, bland, and boring, packed with copy / paste locations, all designed to artificially extend the length of their crappy games.

Nothing Ubisoft can do to salvage this train wreck of a franchise anymore.

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oIMyersIo118d ago

Didn’t Ubi also have some controversy around their results with the top brass blaming the devs?

The last innovation AC ever seen was the jump to RPG with Origins and since then it’s just been bloat & microtransactions.

Feel the same with all of their main titles to be honest: Far Cry 1/2/3, all excellent. I’ve bought and tried 4/5/6 but can not get into them for the life of me.

WatchDogs has been an average franchise since inception and pretty much left. The Crew was a decent idea, executed poorly. Same with The Division, massive downgrades all around.

The only games I think they’ve managed well are For Honor and Siege as even Ghost Recon has been absolutely butchered.

They really should revamp Splinter Cell & Rainbow Six Vegas or something similar. Give AC and Far Cry a break for a while to keep it feeling fresh.

gleepot118d ago

ABK has so many successful franchises. CoD collapse would leave a huge dent, but they have many more baskets of eggs.

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senorfartcushion118d ago

Wow, just like Activision with Call of Duty.

This sounds like you want AC to be a live service platform. Well if you keep making crap like Xdefiant and The Division Heartland, you may as well just give up making a single-player open world game into a crap live service.

Who’s have though that the game from the PS3 demo disc with the white-cloaked assassin scaling a wall and knifing a Templar would eventually go on to become a crappy, useless multiplayer online-only storefront simulator with terribly-implemented RPG mechanics?

Profchaos118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Agree but let's be honest back in 07 who thought AC would even get a sequel let alone a franchise it was mediocre at best and largely average. Critic's were quite harsh from memory

Pyrofire95118d ago

No. Activision tore down their studios and turned them into COD. Ubisoft is making their other games just as before, this is just an addition to their AC teams.

anast118d ago

They need a lot of tailing and eavesdropping missions to capture that old AC magic...

Pyrofire95118d ago

It seems like many are taking this info and just going "big company move mean bad company" Look I'm pretty sick of games taking 4-8 years to release. AC releasing 1-2 years apart is a great spot for me. The only one releasing this year is Mirage which is a smaller game than the RPG ones.
So what are people actually complaining about? Because adding to their workforce isn't directly good or bad.
Ubi still makes other games, adding to their workforce doesn't take from those.
You can bet any of the mobile and spin-off games are skippable if you really want, so they really don't effect you in any negative way or at all.
If you don't even like AC, why are you here?