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Has Ubisoft spread itself too thin?

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I am of the inclination that when you see a company's true colors is when that company is met with ample success. We are seeing what ubisoft will do when they have a couple of great IPs that sell very well yearly.

Its unfortunate, but at this rate, they are quickly beginning to lose consumer confidence. Once lost that is something that is really hard to get back.

No I don't think they are spreading themselves too thin, just think there is something very wrong with how they conduct their business right now and I hope for their sake they start to listen to what gamers are saying about them.



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I will make up my mind about that when I played ACU. So far the only negative experiences I had with Ubi was a badly optimized FC3 for PC and that one AC game that shall not be named.

Gonna post this as a precaution though.



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This makes me kinda worried about BG&2, if that ever comes out. It's the only game from Ubisoft that I care of anyway.



I'm more curious about the sales Assassin's Creed Unity will get. The scores aren't as good as the previous installments, but I imagine this is similar to Blockbuster movies. The movie can be horrible, but make hundreds of millions in ticket sales. So it makes me wonder, if Ubisoft does spread itself too thin and produces mediocre games and people still buy them in the millions, is there a reason for them to change their business practices?



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Yet they delivered at least one great game/year in recent years.
2012 being Far Cry 3
2013 being Assassins Creed 4

And I do hope for a good game with Far Cry 4. (right now Watch Dogs, even with the downgrade, pleased me)

Maybe they are trying too much and losing theirselves in that madness, maybe they just need some focus to get back to a good shape.

At least I do hope for it, I don't want companies to start being shitty, I want good games



yum123 said:
UMM what.

Ubisoft marketcap - 1.57 Billion
EA marketcap - 12.82 Billion

EA is more than 8 times bigger than Ubisoft

geez didn't expect that.  Is it because of Origin or mobile?  Ubisoft seems to put out just as many AAA games




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Intrinsic said:
I am of the inclination that when you see a company's true colors is when that company is met with ample success. We are seeing what ubisoft will do when they have a couple of great IPs that sell very well yearly.

Its unfortunate, but at this rate, they are quickly beginning to lose consumer confidence. Once lost that is something that is really hard to get back.


No I don't think they are spreading themselves too thin, just think there is something very wrong with how they conduct their business right now and I hope for their sake they start to listen to what gamers are saying about them.

MS got it back after far worse things in a matter of months




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They have just gotten too big headed. They think they can do no wrong and it shows with the lacklustre quality.
They are now thinking with money rather than fans much like EA does.



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I thought Ubisoft was supposed to have different teams workig on different games. Meaning Black Flag guys are owrking on next years AC game and had nothing to do with this years AC games. Likewise this years AC games had nobody working on Black Flag.

So maybe its not spread to thin, but they had shitty dev's working on this years AC?

Don't see how they could be spread too thin. They makea ton of money do they not? If they are thin in an area, hire more guys.

Most likely this is just AC becoming Call of Duty.  Just AC isn't as multiplayer heavy as CoD so it doesn't get a pass in reviews.  But whatever, it will still sell 10 million becuase of all you sheep out there.