Ubisoft delays three key titles for 2008

Written by Tim Smalley

January 2, 2008 // 4:47 p.m.

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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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