It looks like Ubisoft has been hit pretty hard by the failure of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint earlier this month, with an internal communication released on Reddit showing the company has missed financial targets due to the bad reception of the title.
Speaking on the issue in the document, Ubisoft says that one of the key issues for “underperformance” was because Breakpoint’s “intrinsic qualities” did not stand out to consumers, which many would suggest is missing the point.
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint released to mixed reviews, with many gamers and critics suggesting the title was merely a cash grab by the publisher, designed to push micro transactions and cosmetic sales rather than provide a complete experience.
The company also suggests that many titles, such as Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbow Six: Quarantine will now be pushed back to provide more development time, in order to avoid the mistakes made by Breakpoint.
It’s a shame that so many titles have been set back by the loss, however, will this be evidence that gamers are interested in quality titles rather than cosmetics?
I certainly hope so, but I doubt it.