During an interview at Gamescom Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot discussed the company’s plans for the future, including its digital publishing strategy and their recent “mini-AAA” titles, Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
Regarding sales Guillemot said Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon downloads have exceeded “more than a million units”, and suggested a boxed version of the game might be coming to retail in the future.
When asked if digital releases such as these would become a staple of Ubisoft’s publishing strategy moving forwards, Guillemot affirms that “more digital sales means that you can come with games that are smaller in size, but bigger in innovation…you will see more and more of those in future”.
Earlier today Ubisoft also announced more digital titles including Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, Child Of Light and Valiant Hearts.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, coming to the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC is a rework of the Vita title, with improved graphics, a few gameplay tweaks, and extra missions not found in the original release of the game.
Child Of Light, a hybrid rpg-platformer inspired by fairy tales, is set to release on PS4, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in 2014.
“The Black Queen has stolen the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. You play as Aurora, a young princess with a pure heart whose soul is brought to the kingdom of Lemuria. Embark on a quest to recapture the three sources of light, defeat the Black Queen and restore the kingdom of Lemuria.”
Valiant Hearts, on the other hand, is a far more sombre experience, following the tales of characters during World War 1. Described as “an amazing animated comic book adventure. A mix of exploration, action and puzzles.”
The five characters will try to survive the horror of the trenches in an “emotional adventure as friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.”
Valiant Hearts will release on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One. Both Child Of Light and Valiant Hearts are built on the UbiArt engine.