Ubisoft has said it will invest heavily in existing franchises, rather than original titles, in the future.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed another part of the company's plan for the future on top of the new DRM solution
, promising that the French publisher and developer will be investing heavily in existing franchises and sequels in the future.
"Our clear goal today is to come more regularly with our top brands,
" Guillemot told investors in a conference call covered by IGN
Ubisoft is keen to reduce the previously long delays between instalments for franchises such as Driver
, Splinter Cell
and Ghost Recon
. "We believe we can launch them more often without risk of brand fatigue,
" said Guillemot.
Ubisoft was clear that it wasn't going to stop developing original titles completely, with both RUSE
and I Am Alive
still in development at the moment, but implied that it will be funnelling a lot of resources towards existing franchises.
Multiplayer is a part of the plan too, by the sounds of it - even the next Assassin's Creed
game will feature a multiplayer portion.
"We've made big investments to make sure all of our brands could become multiplayer,
" Guillemot explained. "We're coming out with Driver, Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed and Ghost Recon, which will all have multiplayer.
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