Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Ubisoft reports FY 2017-2018 financial results

Ubisoft reports FY 2017-2018 financial results

Ubisoft has told investors that open sea pirate adventure Skull & Bones has been pushed back to the publisher's 2019-2020 financial year.

During their financial call yesterday, Ubisoft teased that they still have an unannounced AAA game releasing in their current fiscal year.

Which is a shame because the idea of a pirate game from the team behind the excellent sailing found in Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag has us more than excited.

We haven't heard a whole lot about Skull & Bones since its debut at E3 a year ago, where it showed up as a standalone take on the Assassin's Creed ship combat spun out into a expanded product with an array of single-player and multiplayer options. Those who have played the naval portions of the Assassin's Creed franchise will feel right at home.

While Ubisoft didn't get into specifics about the reason for the delay, it seems that it was partially related to Ubisoft's release schedule.

For the 2017-2018 fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, Ubisoft saw €139.5 million (~$164.5 million) in profit, up from €107.8 million (~$127.1 million) last year. Once the game releases, Ubisoft promises to remain dedicated to the players' wants and desires for the title in an effort to offer "a lot of content at launch and to be ready to continue to supply a lot of content during the years that will follow the launch". In this occasion, it was also confirmed that it would be releasing by March 2019. The Division 2 was first announced back in March a year ago. If we had to guess, that game is probably Watch Dogs 3 or the recently rumored return of Splinter Cell. Due to their slight missteps with the first game, Ubisoft is confident that they will deliver the title that fans want, while even surprising those left wanting with the first The Division.

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