Ubisoft plans pivot to free-to-play
Ubisoft and EA have both published financial reports, and alongside it new content strategies with Ubisoft in particular making a major course correction.
Ubisoft won't be abandoning high-budget projects, but they will shift their focus towards “high-end free-to-play” titles according to chief financial officer Frederick Duguet. That means the end of 3-4 annual premium releases strategy.
Original IP: All Ubisoft first-party games will be branded as Ubisoft Originals, hopefully indicating a continued dedication to developing new properties rather than relying on licenses. 2020 was the best year ever for the Assassin's Creed series, and the upcoming Skull and Bones has been delayed yet again.
Prepare for battle: EA will reveal Battlefield 6 in June and launch it on PC and console alongside the usual range of EA Sports games.