An important announcement made Ubisoft this 22 of July, because they said that some of their most important titles for the next-generation consoles, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, no rise of prices.
In this way, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will cost $ 60 dollars about the same as they would on PS4 and Xbox One.
Ubisoft wouldn't answer when asked about next-gen pricing after this fall. "We are concentrating on the Christmas releases. We have decided those games will be launched at $60"
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 22, 2020
Good financial results for Ubisoft
Also, the company presented its financial results for the second quarter:
- Record in reserves net of €410.0 million euros ($474 million dollars), far surpassing the Group’s target of around €335.0 million euros ($387 million).
Commenting on the financial performance of the Group, Frédérick Duguet, Chief Financial officer of Ubisoft, commented that, “nur business is excellent. We hit a record in the first quarter and we surpassed significantly our expectations of income, with levels of commitment to historically high. This performance was driven by the depth of our catalogue and the quality of our live services, which were aided by the momentum of the industry and the strong execution of our teams. In particular, the franchise Assassin’s Creed saw an impressive acceleration after the revelation of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. In parallel, Rainbow Six Siege continued to grow strongly in spite of increased competition, and the franchise is Just Dance, he continued his solid comeback”.
Changes following accusations of sexual harassment
Ubisoft also reported some changes in your dome after allegations of internal harassment sexual.
“Is is carrying out a series of investigations conducted by independent external consultants on complaints with all the necessary rigour. In addition, it has established a platform confidential listening and alert managed by a third party to both employees and external persons can report anonymously any type of harassment, discrimination or other inappropriate behavior. On the basis of the results of these investigations, we are taking and shall take all appropriate measures. The outside company will provide regular reports to the Board of Directors of Ubisoft. To date, several people, including senior officers, have left the Group or have relinquished their role within the company, some of which have been dismissed or have resigned and others have been suspended.
It has also created a support unit, and recovery, which will be monitored by a organization specializing in aid to the victims of harassment.”
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