Ubisoft delays three key titles for 2008

Ubisoft delays three key titles for 2008

Far Cry 2, Tom Clancy's EndWar and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway have been delayed for a few months in order to bolster Ubisoft's fiscal 2007 results.

Ubisoft has said that three of its key titles for 2008—Far Cry 2, Tom Clancy’s EndWar and Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway—will now arrive later than expected.

The publisher stated that it is doing this in order to bolster its fiscal 2007 year financial results by reducing short-term development costs. The third quarter alone is said to have shown a 20 percent year-on-year growth, which is a pretty impressive increase in an industry that some would say is flailing.

Ubisoft has also increased its sales predictions for Assassin’s Creed from three to five million after it managed to take the number one spot in the UK sales charts on all formats for the week ending December 31st. And in the process, it managed to beat off stiff competition from FIFA 08, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Need For Speed: ProStreet.

Additionally, Ubisoft said that it will fill the shelves with more casual games to back up the strong Assassin’s Creed sales in order to finish off its financial year.

Far Cry 2, Tom Clancy’s EndWar and Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway will instead ship in the first quarter of Ubisoft’s fiscal 2008 year—which starts in April—so expect to see the games on shelves sometime towards the middle of the year.

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benjamyn 2nd January 2008, 16:51 Quote
If it means they aren't rushed peices of crap then so be it.

Truth is UBISOFT knew they had no chance of competing in November/Q4 2007 so they looked for a quieter gap to release them
Bauul 2nd January 2008, 20:20 Quote
After a year of such strong releases, publishers staggering game releases really isn't a bad thing. I've still got to finish Bioshock!
Redbeaver 2nd January 2008, 20:53 Quote
umm.... the latest in Splinter Cell? how bout that one?
yakyb 3rd January 2008, 08:51 Quote
cool good news as far as im concerned, more development time also gives us time to complete the older games
fargo 3rd January 2008, 15:35 Quote
big surprise! it should be expected by now that games most are interested in will be delayed 2 or3 times
before final release. I don't like it but thats the way the mop flops.
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