As part of the quarterly investor report, Ubisoft announced that it will release three AAA-class games by April 2019 – The Crew 2, The Division 2, and a project that has not yet been announced.
As Jason Schreyer notes, The Division 2 will probably start in March, like the first part. This may mean that Ubisoft decided to go against Anthem, also planned for this time period.
Skull and Bones is now scheduled for the fiscal year, starting in April 2019 and ending in March 2020.
The company also reported that Far Cry 5 was its second largest release in history after The Division (double the performance of Far Cry 4), and Assassin’s Creed Origins performed better in the first quarter than any other game in the series.
Over 30 million players are registered in Rainbow Six: Siege, and the game showed a record user engagement in the past quarter. The Division and Ghost Recon Wildlands have 20 and 10 million registered players, respectively.
Now 58% of the company’s revenue comes from digital sales, of which 30% from distribution of copies of games, and 28% from in-app purchases and add-ons.
The company’s investment in the creation of game services has paid off: sales of titles from the publisher’s back catalog have grown significantly.
The company’s annual sales grew by 18.6%, while digital sales grew by 37.8%.