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5 Franchises Investors Need to Watch for Ubisoft


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Ubisoft has been crushing the market, and whether the stock can continue to deliver wins for shareholders in coming years could hinge on the performance of these five franchises.

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5 Franchises Investors Need to Watch for Ubisoft

  1. 1. Text Text 5 Franchises Investors Need to Watch for Ubisoft Image source: Cisco.Image source: Ubisoft.
  2. 2. Assassin’s Creed is Ubisoft’s most successful game series and has sold over 100 million copies since its 2007 debut. The company has also bridged the property to mobile and film properties, though the 2016 Assassin’s Creed film underperformed critically and commercially. Assassin’s Creed Image source: Ubisoft.
  3. 3. After taking a year off from its usual annual release schedule due to declining sales, Ubisoft is expected to release a new Assassin’s game this year. Getting the series back on track would be a big win. Image source: Ubisoft.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, the Far Cry franchise has consistently received positive reviews and generated strong sales. The recently unveiled Far Cry 5 will be one of Ubisoft’s most important releases for 2018 and could also drive big downloadable-content sales. Far Cry Image source: Ubisoft.
  5. 5. In addition to the mainline series, Ubisoft has also branched the Far Cry franchise into a variety of spin-off entries and is planning a film based on the property. Image source: Ubisoft.
  6. 6. Ubisoft has four ongoing series under the Tom Clancy franchise banner: The Division, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, and Ghost Recon. Games in these series typically have a big focus on online play, which tends to make them well-suited for digitally- delivered content expansions. Image source: Ubisoft. The Tom Clancy games
  7. 7. The company also has big plans for movie adaptations of its Tom Clancy properties, with Splinter Cell and The Division headed to the big screen, and a Ghost Recon short film planned for Amazon Prime. Image source: Ubisoft.
  8. 8. Rayman is Ubisoft’s longest-running game series and has sold over 25 million copies and spawned a string of mobile titles and the Rabbids spin- off series. Rayman and Rabbids Image source: Ubisoft.
  9. 9. The Rabbids series has also been a winner, with more than 14 million units sold as of 2014. The company has plans to make a film series featuring the titular characters, and it’s also teaming up with Nintendo for a crossover game that will bring the Rabbids into the Mario universe. Image source: Ubisoft.
  10. 10. The Watch Dogs franchise got off to a strong start with its debut entry, but its sequel launched to weaker- than-expected sales. Still, Ubisoft is expected to continue the franchise. Watch Dogs Image source: Ubisoft.
  11. 11. The company is also expected to reveal a new Watch Dogs game this year, in addition to working on a film adaptation of the property. Image source: Ubisoft.
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