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Ubisoft Posts Financials, Clarifies Game Release Estimates

Thanks to Ubisoft's fiscal earnings report ending December 2008, we now have a better idea of what to expect in the coming year.

First up, Far Cry 2 was a big seller for the publisher, as the top-notch FPS sold 2.9 million copies. And although Prince of Persia didn't quite hit the high expectations, the artistic and fluid action title managed to sell 2.2 million units (worldwide) in December. As for future projects, Ubisoft has clarified the estimated release dates for their upcoming slate of promising games, and that includes I Am Alive. Supposedly "confirmed" to be releasing this March, it confused a great many journalists and gamers, simply because we've heard and seen very little about what should be a major release. As it turns out, the game is on the calendar for the new fiscal year, which runs between April 2009 and March 2010. Other titles scheduled to launch in that time frame are Assassin's Creed 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction, a new Ghost Recon, and a couple new currently unannounced games. We assume that one of them is the previously teased Beyond Good & Evil 2.

At the very least, we're happy to see the official confirmation for AC2, and we're really hoping that Conviction isn't still a 360 exclusive. Many have assumed it was delayed in order to bring it to Sony's machine, and we'd like to think that assumption is correct. We'll certainly keep you posted.

1/22/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

hald
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:06:42 PM
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If I Am Alive is not releasing until march 2010 I'll die! Or at least cry a bit.. LOL! I want IAA this year!! :D

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coverton341
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:09:18 PM
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New Ghost Recon? Sweet

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King James
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:15:56 PM
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Good. I thought Ubisoft was shooting themselves in the foot again, releasing I Am Alive (a brand-new IP) around RE5's time.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:16:54 PM
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that's funny. Splinter Cell got delayed because they felt Assassin's Creed had done some of the same stuff as them except better. Now they're releasing in the same year as AC2.

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King James
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:59:43 PM

that is funny. I didn't know that.

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Tim Speed24
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:19:50 PM
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Far Cry 2 was way better than I thought it would be. I finished some of the missions without firing a shot. That day/night cycle is amazing.

What other game lets you do roadside IED bombing?

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coverton341
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:49:11 PM
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Maybe in Assassins Creed 2 we can finally have that damn crossbow

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Xanavi23
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 2:38:11 PM
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Man, me and my clan still hold down Rainbow Six Vegas2...i don't mind waiting a while for the next one but this time they better not rush it like they did the current one. The first 3-4 weeks online were HOORRRIBLE in every way. Great game but it was rushed and needed a patch for the PS3 to work it right.

They should also work on their servers so that all games run generally smoother.

I don't mean to put down any other shooters, but for a tactical lover like me, there aren't really any other shooters like Rainbow so a 3rd entry is welcome.
No i don't stick on walls much, on High Stakes mode, your view around is much more limited so while still useful for firefights, you can't wall camp any more in that mode which is perfect.

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N a S a H
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 2:58:55 PM

Or have it working from the very start without the use of a patch. That's what i'll be hoping for.

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Xanavi23
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 4:43:10 PM

Ya that would be nice...damn those first few weeks were that bad.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 2:49:31 PM
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If they do AC2 it better not be as repetitive as the 1st.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 4:40:54 PM

im sooo hoping AC2 is much better than the first. And i guess i know how it feels to be in the minority with my thoughts about far cry 2. i just find it more of a chore to play, way more than other games, it just doesn't draw me in

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coverton341
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 5:17:30 PM

<sarcasm>

REPETITIVE???????

What do you mean repetitive? I personally liked climbing 8 billion towers and jumping into the exact same bale of hay with the same fall animation. And let us not forget that the game takes place in four very diverse cities I mean if you really look at it all the buildings while yes were structured the same and had pretty much the same layout well they had ummm.... their own pizazz when you looked at the pixels. Oh and who can forget all the info gathering missions. Each and everyone was engaging. I mean watch two guys trade a package and swipe it and so what if the guy you stole from had the exact same animation afterwards it was priceless. Like, "dude where's my package??, Oh well its gone"

Then the sit and listen to people and go beat up a guy in the alley.

Repetitious! Bah, I say it was ever changing and I never saw the same thing twice.

</sarcasm>

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 6:10:24 PM
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Everyone is very much missing the object of AC, and I'll just leave it at that.

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coverton341
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 7:40:59 PM

No I think some of us can see some of the historical and cultural themes that are being conveyed in the game and the nuances to conspiracies tying people together with medieval organizations and the very engaging plot which was actually very superbly done.

I also think that it is beyond fun to poke sharp sticks at the little things that tick people off and try to have a good sense of humor about all kinds of un-funny things.

Take working with Alzheimer patients. They are by far the best people to work with if you are going to do counseling or work with the elderly because you can always do the same thing and its new to them every time. Hell, you can even be the grandson or daughter and get 20 bucks a day from them.

^see the horribly dark side to that humor? I am not really a jerk but I play one on TV.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:53:22 AM

I loved the concept of this game. I though it was great going from the future to the past and being held hostage while doing so. The Missions could've used some spice but that is not a HUGE grip. The controls were great the mechanics it was just the fetch missions etc. Make it fresh and we've got a stellar game on our hands. I also love the Biblical setting.

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jerocarson
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 11:26:35 PM
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oh, thats pretty cool.
i need that splinter cell. hope UBI doesnt disappoint.

offtopic, Ben whats happening to Sypon Filters?.
i need to see logan. i really need him.

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Blaiyan
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:26:00 AM
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I definitely want to see something from BG&E2.

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