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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