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Ubi first-half ’10-’11 financials: Driver: San Fran, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier delayed into FY2012

Monday, 15th November 2010 16:42 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Ubisoft’s just announced that Driver: San Francisco and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, previously due in Q4 2011, has been delayed into FY2012.

The news came as part of Ubisoft’s first-half fiscal release, which showed figures for the six months ending September 30.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was announced back in February for PS3, 360 and PC, but was confirmed to be a 2011 title in May.

Driver: San Francisco, meanwhile, was announced in June following confirmation of a game being in development at Ubisoft Reflections in Newcastle, UK.

Read up our preview and interview with Reflections’ Martin Edmondson here and here.

Driver: San Fran was due to be released this holiday season, but was delayed into next year in July; it was still within Ubi’s fiscal year until today.

Ubisoft said that H.A.W.X. 2 and Eugen RTS R.U.S.E. performed “under expectations”.

The publisher has seen a twofold increase in sales of its digital catalogue for the period, thanks in part to the release of Scott Pilgrim vs the World on PSN and Xbox Live.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guilemot also said that pre-orders on Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, out this week, are up 25 percent on Assassin’s Creed II.

Sales for the first six months of the FY stood at €260 million, a 57 increase on the €166 million taken in the corresponding previous period.

Net loss was €89.8 million up 35 percent compared to the same period last year.

The publisher said today it expects Q3 sales of €520, a slight increase over last year, based on the releases Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, two Just Dance titles, Raving Rabbids Travel In Time, Michael Jackson: The Experience and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved.

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14 Comments

  1. Razor

    Oh damn. I was really curious to check out the new Driver.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Anders

    So they are to be released later than 31 march 2012, then?

    Damn.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. cookiejar

    Thats too bad.

    Having said that, even though I loved Driver back in the day and was wanting a new one, the whole thing of the guy being in a coma and switching between cars instantly didn’t really impress me. But, I don’t know.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. back_up

    Probably because of COD

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Spoiler: At the end of Driver SF, you wake up.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    OK. That’s finished.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Maximum Unreal

    There are to many shooter in Q1 2011 so it is obvious but For driver i completely agree with gentleman number 3 :D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    FY 2012 for ubi runs from april 2011 to march 2012 right?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    @8 – Yeah, that’s right. They’ll both be next Christmas, probably.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    wow i cant believe i got that right O_O

    that’s when you know you spend to much time on games sites

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    Oh sure sure…delay the new Ghost Recon even further. Serioulsy, what the fuck is going on?

    PLEASE fix that horrible error on this site where it says you need to stop posting so quickly, when this is my FIRST fucking post all day.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. LOLshock94

    i played this in October and there were only little bugs and the game played like a midnight club clone but it was descent enough to play maybe there adding new stuff but i only got the chance to play on different levels

    #12 4 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    You know I’m deliberately holding out on buying an NVIDIA card because they’re doing a HAWX 2 promotion and is rather wait til they’re giving away a game that isn’t complete ass.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Phew! It’s a good job Ubi’s still got Assassin’s Creed. What a load of stinkers.

    #14 4 years ago

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