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The Division 2 – Fails To Reach Ubisoft Expectations

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Ubisoft has had a rough go of it this year, in a year where they needed to step up and show consumers that they’re listening to their audience. On one hand, games like Rainbow Six: Siege, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, The Division all actually have decent Metacritic ratings. On the other hand, when you really zoom out, you’ll also remember that all of those games were buggy and borderline unplayable at launch. The Division I needed a ton of patches for them to really find their lane and niche. With the current fiscal year coming to a close and with sequels to a lot these games out now, we can get some insight on how each game performed.

And it’s not good folks. Before we even get into the quotes from the financial investor meeting held let’s talk about a few things. First, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is not doing well not just from a sales numbers standpoint but from a media and technical standpoint. It needs to be fixed and many are staying away from it based on some of the reviews and articles that have been circling around. Where the surprise comes in my humble opinion is The Division 2. On the surface, the Division had a lot going for it, and it looked like those issues were fixed in the sequel. All that being said, the game still didn’t do well by Ubisoft standards. Here’s what they had to say:

“Our latest two triple AAA released underperformed commercially versus our anticipation. Additionally, while The Division 2 was critically acclaimed, Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s critical reception was very disappointing and ended up significantly below our expectations. In the end, we did not fully deliver on both games’ potential.”

The next Rainbow Six game has been pushed back to next-generation and they also recently announced two AAA games coming out in the next fiscal year. Is this enough to bring Ubisoft back? Let us know and make sure you follow Gaming Instincts on Facebook and Twitter.

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