During an earnings call with investors, Ubisoft spoke to the success of many of the company's recent games, including Immortals Fenyx Rising, which now seems on track to become the next big series for the publisher.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that Immortals was the seventh-best selling game of 2020, behind other Ubisoft games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla at number two and Watch Dogs: Legion at number four. We can already be sure of another Assassin's Creed down the line, and a new Watch Dogs doesn't seem unlikely either, but Immortals was the wild card. After its successful debut, it seems safe to assume there will be an Immortals 2 in a few years.
Guillemot told investors the game has "high positive sentiment" with fans, according to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad on Twitter. Given the French team's penchant for a sequel, there's little room for doubt regarding the future of the series. Fenyx will return, even as Ubisoft isn't announcing anything just yet.
In other Ubisoft news, one investor questioned the tact of launching a game called Rainbow Six Quarantine during a pandemic, to which Guillemot revealed the team is still determining whether a name change is in order.
Other notes from the earnings call:
- Massive Entertainment's Star Wars game will be built on The Division's Snowdrop Engine
- More free to play games are in production and will join Hyper Scape and Roller Champions as announced titles later this year
- Partnering with Tencent to craft a AAA mobile experience a la Call of Duty Mobile
- Massive's Avatar game will launch before their Star Wars game - yes, somehow it still exists.
- The move to RPG has set new player engagement highs for the Assassin's Creed franchise
Ubisoft's next major release is Far Cry 6 scheduled for later this year, though players also await the multiplayer mode for October 2020's Watch Dogs Legion.