Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Rayman: Legends failed to meet Ubisoft’s expectations

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 03:42 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Ubisoft has admitted that couple of key current-gen titles have under-performed, contributing to revised financial forecasts issued earlier today.

During an investor conference call reported by CVG, Ubisoft chief financial officer Alain Martinez confirmed that neither Splinter Cell: Blacklist nor Rayman Legends met sales performance expectations.

“As we have said we have experienced lower sales than we anticipated when we gave our targets. Already released games such as Splinter Cell, Rayman and others,” he said.

Ubisoft lays some of the blame on the upcoming console transition, believing users aren’t keen to invest in platforms they’ll be replacing soon.

The publisher has accordingly lowered its financial forecasts for the coming year, but admits that a good chunk of the missing change comes down to the delay next-gen titles, specifically Watch Dogs.

“Watch Dogs was trending towards the higher part of our guidance because the pre-orders were very good. We had more units than we had on the original plan,” Martinez said.