The Crew 2 and Skull and Bones were announced at Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference and gamers are eager to know more about the games. Now Ubisoft has revealed that both of these games have achieved record beta registrations and also laid its expectations for the upcoming Far Cry 5.
During Ubisoft recent quarterly financial conference call CEO Yves Guillemot and CFO Alain Martinez talked about the upcoming games and revealed that company’ expectations for The Crew 2, Skull and Bones and Far Cry 5. According to Yves, registration for the upcoming beta phases which include The Crew 2 and Skull And Bones have reached record levels for all Ubisoft games, which is “very promising”.
According to Martinez, the company expects The Crew 2 to compare favorably against Steep. According to the company’s predictions, many of the players from the first game will automatically come to The Crew 2.
As for Far Cry 5, Martinez revealed that it is the second biggest title for the company’s current fiscal year alongside Assassin’s Creed Origins. According to Ubisoft, the game will have “significantly higher potential” compared to previous titles. Yves Guillemot added that Far Cry 5 is more comparable to Far Cry 3 and 4 in terms of sale expectations.
Also, Ubisoft has explained why the upcoming Far Cry is ditching mini-map and towerswhich were the major part of the previous entries in the franchise. According to lead writer, Drew Holmes, the reason towers and mini-map were removed from the game was to immerse players in the world rather than them staring at the mini map all the time.
Furthermore, Ubisoft has also explained why the team chose Montana for the upcoming Far Cry 5. According to Holmes, game director Dan Hay always wanted to feature the USA to the franchise since his work on Far Cry 3.
Far Cry 5 is an open-world action adventure game in development at Ubisoft and is scheduled to launch on February 27, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.