Yves Guillemot, CEO of monolithic publisher Ubisoft, shed some interesting details during the company’s conference call today. Guillemot confirmed that Ubisoft’s strategy for the next 12 months is to “aggressively build the long-term potential of the company,” and in order to do so they flashed their cash as the company’s strategy is, “bigger games with higher quality — for example, the second Assassin’s Creed will cost around 20 percent more than the first one, and be a much bigger game,” he said.
Other noteworthy items include Ubisoft’s interest in preparing for the future generation of consoles (do they know something we don’t?) and their 2010 fiscal line-up (ending March 2010) includes the anticipated Assassin’s Creed II, Red Steel 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction. Other titles expected are the action-adventure title I Am Alive, strategy title R.U.S.E. and another installment in the Ghost Recon series.
So overall, nothing we didn’t already know. But it’s nice to get confirmation nonetheless. Now let’s just hope the Splinter Cell Conviction teases lead up to a full reveal at E3 next week. And maybe we’ll get a glimpse of the new Ghost Recon as well.