During Ubisoft’s recent financial briefing, the company revealed that its long-awaited pirate game Skull And Bones has experienced another delay and will now be released in the January-March 2024 period, which falls within the company’s Q4 2023-24.
In addition, Ubisoft announced that one of its upcoming “large” games has been postponed to FY2024-2025, with a potential release date in April 2024 at the earliest. The specific title of this game was not disclosed by Ubisoft.
Yves Guillemot, the CEO of Ubisoft, expressed his enthusiasm in a statement, stating, “We are thrilled to present our future lineup to players and to execute our strategy, reaching a wider audience and establishing a more sustainable business model through popular franchises and live services.”
Previously, Skull And Bones was slated for release during FY2024, encompassing the period from April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024. However, Ubisoft has now narrowed down the release window to January-March 2024.
The game is being developed by Ubisoft Singapore in collaboration with the company’s global network of studios. Skull And Bones has been in development for an extensive period of time and has reportedly undergone significant transformations throughout its creation.
As part of the financial update, Ubisoft mentioned that Assassin’s Creed Mirage has had a “promising start,” although no specific sales figures were disclosed. However, Ubisoft stated that the number of players during the first week was comparable to the launches of Origins and Odyssey.
The recently launched The Crew Motorfest achieved record-breaking unit sell-through, overall spending, and season pass adoption rates during its initial week. Rainbow Six Siege also delivered an impressive performance, with net bookings increasing by nearly 50% compared to the previous year, according to Ubisoft.
Ubisoft also reported that its cost reduction plan is progressing well, which involved a reduction of approximately 1,000 employees. As of September 2022, Ubisoft currently employs 19,410 individuals globally, down from 20,729.
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