Ubisoft has issued a financial press report for third-quarter 2015-2016 sales, highlighting its planned games lineup for this fiscal year.
The excerpt titled “Initial targets for 2016-2017” reads:
In 2016-17 the Company expects to achieve sales of around €1,700 million, non-IFRS operating income of approximately €230 million and strong free cash flow generation. Ubisoft will launch a very high-quality line-up, including For Honor®, South Park™ the Fractured but Whole™, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® WildLands, the next instalment of Watchdogs®, and a new high-potential AAA brand with strong digital live services. Growth also will be driven by further increases in revenues for the digital segment and the back catalog.
Of course, Watchdogs isn’t the only surprise, although it may be the biggest. Also include are For Honor, announced at last year’s E3, the next South Park game, The Fractured But Whole, and the latest in the Ghost Recon series, the open-world WildLands. Interestingly, a new AAA “high-potential brand” is hinted at, but what it could be is difficult to say at the moment. “Strong digital live services” might imply something that is free-to-play or driven by microtransactions, so it’s possible we’re looking at some sort of online-focused title.