Ubisoft would like to publish more Free2Play games for well-known brands in the future in order to increase the reach of these titles. It is therefore conceivable that we will get a Free2Play Assassin’s Creed.
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Activision Blizzard did it with Call of Duty: Warzone: An existing brand became a Free2Play game that is extremely well received. Nevertheless, regular parts of the shooter series appear that fans have to buy.
Ubisoft also wants to go in this direction in the future and Ubisoft Chief Financial Officer Frédérick Duguet said in a conference with investors:
“In line with the development of our high-quality product range, which is becoming more and more diverse, we are moving away from our previous statement that we release 3-4 premium triple-aces per year. It is no longer an appropriate indicator of our value creation dynamics.
For example, our expectations for Just Dance and Riders Republic match the performance of some triple aces in the industry. We are also building high-end Free2Play games in such a way that they have triple A ambitions in the long term.
We think we have a great opportunity to usefully expand the audience of our largest franchises. We took the time to learn from what we did with Hyper Scape last year.
We’re also learning with the launch of Roller Champions, we’ve learned a lot with Brawlhalla, which is growing rapidly, and we think now is the time to bring high quality Free2Play games across all of our largest franchises and across all platforms. ”
So Free2Play is becoming more and more important for Ubisoft. But that doesn’t mean we won’t get regular game releases in the future. Frédérick Duguet said:
“This is a purely financial communication development and does not change the fact that we continue to expect a high rate of content delivery, including high-performing premium and free-to-play new releases as well as the continued expansion of our post-launch plans an increased focus on growing our largest franchises. “
What could that mean in the future?
Ubisoft’s analyst Sean “Shonboppin” Lama explained Frédérick Duguet’s testimony. Ubisoft does not want to neglect the regular, so-called AAA games. These should still appear. Only high-quality Free2Play titles will complement the portfolio.
Sean Lama leads CoD: Warzone here. According to him, Ubisoft’s concept should look similar.
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Since Ubisoft has stated that it will bring the well-known, big brands to a wider audience through Free2Play, this indicates that in the future we Free2Play games based on Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry could get. The company has already announced a corresponding game for The Division.
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Even if we see a Free2Play Assassin’s Creed in the future, we will apparently still get other regular games from the brand that we have to buy. So Ubisoft will be two-pronged in the future, as we know from Activision Blizzard with CoD: Warzone.
What do you think of the fact that Ubisoft also wants to rely on the well-known brands for Free2Play games in the future? Would you play an Assassin’s Creed or Far Cry as a Free2Play title?