Ubisoft’s head honcho Yves Guillemot has been talking to investors about the past year’s performance and their future plans. There is all the usual spiel about focusing on their core franchises (Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell & Prince Of Persia) and rather worryingly “ensuring they can be released more regularly”. There is also promising talk about a renewed focus on the Xbox 360 and Ps3 as they reduce their exposure to the largely unprofitable and highly competitive Nintendo DS platform.
Guillemot went on to say “We will fully support the Natal launch as well as the Sony launch.” Although we know that Ubisoft supporting the two new technologies is probably a no-brainer, he went on to hint at the expected pricing by commenting: “We have lots of good quality products that are coming for the launch of those platforms. It represents a reasonable investment, the equivalent of one full-priced game.”
Yes, that is a bit vague with games selling from £20-£100+ but the commonly accepted price for a game is £40/$60, hopefully there is a discount for bulk buying as Sony are known to have tested two motion controllers for use by a single player.