During the presentation of the latest financial results of Ubisoft, the executive board of the French company did not limit itself to reiterating its intention to keep Ubisoft independent but provided a clarification on the launch windows of the free to play games already announced.
In the rich documentation produced with the report on the results of the fiscal year 2021/2022, the transalpine videogame giant has also attached a section entirely dedicated to Ubisoft’s vision of free to play games, where it is specified that “We’ve been working on the largest lineup in our history, creating an ambitious mix of leading premium games and cross-platform free-to-play experiences to reach a significantly wider audience, as well as new in-house developed brands and licensed titles from major entertainment brands. 2022/2023 will see the first benefits of this strategy, as we will try to grow our already wide range significantly “.
With this in mind, it is interesting to read the statements shared by Ubisoft on the current stage of development of its free to play video games, such as the multiplayer FPS XDefiant, the tactical open world shooter The Division Heartland and Ghost Recon Frontline: “We are progressing through the different stages of development and testing. Roller Champions has entered the Gold stage and will launch later this quarter, followed by XDefiant, The Division Heartland, Rainbow Six Mobile and The Division Mobile. Some of these games are in stages. final testing and development, as a result we will launch them in fiscal year 2023 (i.e. by April 2023, ed)“.
As for the battle royale Ghost Recon Frontline, Ubisoft exponents prefer not to provide a launch window and point out that they have “We took player feedback into consideration during testing earlier this year and the team is working hard to create an experience that fans of the Ghost Recon franchise can fully appreciate.”.