Ubisoft bookings exceed $2.2B for year despite ‘challenging times’

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Ubisoft reported its earnings for the fiscal yr that led to March, citing the success of its franchises throughout a aggressive time. It additionally talked about its progress on its variety and inclusion objectives and stated it plans, in the meanwhile, to stay unbiased.

Throughout its earnings name, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that the three prime franchises of the corporate — Rainbow Six, Murderer’s Creed, and Far Cry — every introduced in about $320 million in web bookings. It reported roughly $428 million working revenue, which is down about 14% from the earlier yr.

The corporate added that it expects a lot from the following fiscal yr, with a lineup together with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Cranium & Bones, and 12 months 7 for Rainbow Six: Siege. It additionally plans to put money into free-to-play titles, together with the upcoming Division cellular title. Just a few titles have been lacking from this lineup, together with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, however that doesn’t essentially imply they received’t come out that fiscal yr.

Guillemot preemptively addressed the rumors round “consolidation” within the trade, and stated that Ubisoft has what it wants to stay unbiased. He praised staff for his or her resilience throughout “demanding instances” and “significant challenges.”

On the staffing aspect, Ubisoft has reported that it’s nonetheless investing in variety and inclusion. Ladies now comprise 25% of the workforce, up from 22% two years in the past. Ladies are additionally 42% of the manager committee and 45% of the board. Ubisoft has had a contentious historical past with its workforce, together with a number of allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to feminine staff. Guillemot added that the corporate plans to proceed this staffing development sooner or later.

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