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Ubisoft insists it is not reducing triple-A game output

Ubisoft insists it is not reducing triple-A game output

French publishing giant Ubisoft has clarified remarks made by execs about its focus on triple-A titles.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the company said that it was not reducing its focus on triple-A releases, instead saying that it was simply putting a higher investment into its free-to-play releases.

In Ubisoft's earnings call earlier this week, CFO Frédérick Duguet told shareholders that the firm was not planning to release three or four triple-A titles each year as it was "no longer a proper indication of our value creation dynamics." Furthermore, the company was set to move towards free-to-play titles of increasingly high quality.

"Our intention is to deliver a diverse line-up of games that players will love - across all platforms," the company said in its statement clarifying the matter.

"We are excited to be investing more in free-to-play experiences, however we want to clarify that this does not mean reducing our AAA offering.

"Our aim is to continue to deliver premium experiences to players such as Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Riders Republic and Skull & Bones to name a few while also expanding our free-to-play portfolio and strengthening our brands to reach even more players."


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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