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Ubisoft promises big revenues, despite Assassin's Creed taking a break

The big French publisher is expecting major things from its next fiscal year, despite a downtrend for the publisher and its star franchise's vacation.

Christian Nutt, Contributor

February 18, 2016

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Ubisoft earnings will grow 60 percent in the next fiscal year, the company pledged, as part of its Investor Day presentation. 

That sounds incredibly impressive, but it's less exciting when you take into account the fact that its sales have tumbled 30 percent during the current year. Still, 30 percent growth is still a bold claim.

This will happen despite the fact that Assassin's Creed is taking a break this holiday season -- after the brand took a pounding due to a buggy installment.

"The goal is not automatically to come back on annual cycle but to come on a regular basis. We saw it was time to give it lots of time so [developers] could really work on the property and all the mechanics to make sure we could take [the series] to another level," said CEO Yves Gillemot, as part of his Investor Day presentation, as reported by GameSpot.

Chief financial officer Alain Martinez said that if the series gets back on track, it might become annualized once again. 

With no Assassin's Creed in 2016, what will push the company forward? A new major "multiplayer-centric" title, among other planned outings. 

"It is multiplayer-centric, so clearly, it is following the path of For Honor, Ghost Recon, and Rainbow Six. So it is going to be strongly multiplayer-centric, with a strong solo side also," Guillemot said

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