Ubisoft Releases Financial Report, Delays Both Ghost Recon And Driver

By Colin Tan on November 15, 2010, 1:31PM EDT
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Both Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Driver San Francisco have slipped from their expected early 2011 release to late 2011 to 2012. Ubisoft did not offer a reason for the delay when they made the announcement during their financial report.

Ubisoft revealed that they made a lost of €89.8 million (USD $122 million) in the first half of the fiscal year, which in truth is actually a 34.5 percent increase compared to the same time period of the previous year. Sales were up 57 percent at €260 million (USD $354 million).

Even so, Ubi is optimistically looking forward to the next half of the year with the imminent release of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Just Dance 2 and more.

"Ubisoft's outlook is extremely encouraging for the upcoming Christmas period. Just Dance 2, launched in mid-October, is the Wii phenomenon of the moment, with sales up 75 per cent," said Ubi CEO Yves Guillemot.

"Assassin's Creed Brotherhood has the potential to outstrip the exceptional performance of the previous episodes, with pre-orders up 25 per cent over Assassin's Creed II. The initial reviews have been extremely positive, praising the breadth of the single-player experience as well as the game's revolutionary multiplayer mode.

"Michael Jackson The Experience and Raving Rabbids Travel in Time are also expected to contribute to our success in the coming quarter, which looks set to see record performances. We are also encouraged by the very positive early performance of Kinect and the good showing of our games for this system, especially Your Shape: Fitness Evolved which is the best selling third-party game for Kinect in the United States."

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is out tomorrow for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Source: Eurogamer

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