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

Monday, 15 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.