Ubisoft to announce major new PC game soon

Ubisoft revealed its financial numbers for its last fiscal year but buried in the press release the game publisher hinted of a major new game announcement specifically for the PC platform. Today's press release states, "In the coming days, we will officially announce an ambitious project on PC based on one of our top gamer franchises that will illustrate our capacity to take advantage of new business models."

Those new business models likely mean that the game will be based on the free-to-play online model with microtransactions for revenue. Ubisoft has already launched games like this such as the browser-based MMO Might and Magic Heroes Kingdoms.

As far as Ubisoft's financial results, the company said it brought in 1.039 billion Euros in revenue for its fiscal year that ended on March 31. That was a 19 percent increase compared to the same period a year ago. However Ubisoft admitted to also taking on some restructuring costs, "which has resulted in the termination of certain projects." There is no word on what games were canceled.

Ubisoft has a number of major game titles planned for release in its current fiscal year. That includes long delayed games like Driver San Francisco, Ghost Recon Future Warrior, Rayman Origins and the recently announced Assassin's Creed Revelations. Ubisoft also plans to releasea a number of games that are compatible with the Xbox 360's Kinect motion camera and the Playstation 3's Move controller. That includes the upcoming Child of Eden for the Kinect. Also the plans are to launch the closed beta for the PC exclusive racing game Trackmania 2 Canyon in the next few months.

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I just want more games that are not shooters....... give me more sim like games, more games that make you think and not just kill

neufuse said,
I just want more games that are not shooters

You're right, modern FPS games have become an exercise in brain dead gaming.

neufuse said,
I just want more games that are not shooters....... give me more sim like games, more games that make you think and not just kill

I agree, the FPS market is over-saturated as it is.

Jenson said,

Id give my first born child if it was a Splinter Cell mmo.

I'll give your first born, second born and third born children if it's an Assassin's Creed MMO..

Jenson said,

Id give my first born child if it was a Splinter Cell mmo.

A Spinter Cell mmo?.

you are in a map with 30 human player but you don't see any player and nobody is moving... everyone is waiting in the shadows.

Magallanes said,

A Spinter Cell mmo?.

you are in a map with 30 human player but you don't see any player and nobody is moving... everyone is waiting in the shadows.


What?

Why does the MMO have to be the same as multiplayer?

Im talking a world map and you can go on missions to infiltrate, assasinate, recon etc.. MMOs arent just about PVP.

Jenson said,

What?

Why does the MMO have to be the same as multiplayer?

Im talking a world map and you can go on missions to infiltrate, assasinate, recon etc.. MMOs arent just about PVP.

cuz mmo means multiplayer dermass!!!!! MMO= Massive Multiplayer Online. the only other meaning i can think is as the wu-tang clan put it mmo=money makin organization

briangw said,
It'll be a MMO. Just wait and see.

I'd actually pay for that. It could be really fun, or even Assassins creed MMO, but with the amazing graphics and architecture, it would be kinda hard to keep that standard in an MMO

Olemus said,
I'm just happy to see the "specifically for PC" part. Glad to see developers are moving back to the PC

Yes, it is nice to see, especialy so many games being console only

Olemus said,
Glad to see developers are moving back to the PC

Ever heard of "One swallow doesn't make a summer"?

sbdb said,

Ever heard of "One swallow doesn't make a summer"?

Except it's not just one. DICE have been claiming that Battlefield 3 has been built specifically for PC then downsized for consoles, now Ubi have announced this and I expect many more to follow suit now that the consoles are really starting to show their age.