Ubisoft releases results, reveals new games for PSP and 360

Brothers in Arms and Splinter Cell Essentials headed for Sony's portable as publisher posts improved numbers over last year.

French publisher Ubisoft has posted its financial results for the first half of its fiscal year (April 2005 through September 2005), and the report has some interesting tidbits for gamers and investors alike.

For gamers, Ubisoft's report included a release schedule for the company's fourth quarter (January 2006 through March 2006), which held a few surprises. Foremost among the surprises were listings for an installment of the tactical military shooter Brothers in Arms on the PSP, an Xbox 360 version of Blazing Angels, and another, as-yet-unannounced 360 game. A PSP version of 187 Ride or Die is also on the list, though it's only scheduled for a European release under the name Street Riders. Conspicuous by their absence were the Xbox 360 version of Splinter Cell 4 (working title) and the GameCube edition of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter.

On the business side of things, the company again touted its increased revenue during the year's first two quarters and noted that it has managed to halve its net debt in the last year. It still lost money for the half, 11.3 million euros ($13.4 million), but not nearly as much as it did for the same period last year, when the company lost 32.9 million euros ($38.9 million).

"Ubisoft saw progress in all of its performance indicators and is today a major player in the video game industry," company CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement. He later added, "With major game launches scheduled, fiscal year 2005-2006 could well be an outstanding year. The sustained investments that we have done over the past several years, together with the acclaimed quality of our games will make it possible for us to take advantage of every possible growth opportunity presented by the new consoles."

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42 comments
biga407
biga407

whats going on with the splinter cell? if it gets delayed ( which it probably will ) ill be pissed... with the delays of ghost recon, now its supposly comeing in " march 06 " well sc double agent was set for march 2? i doubt they will release both in the same month ... expect graw in mid to late march and splinter cell double agent in late may - early june 06... unfortunally true..

ninjacat11
ninjacat11

To gurgol, Montreal and Quebec French, knucklehead. Not in France, but Montreal and Quebec are French territory,

Night_Frost
Night_Frost

That's good and all, but will there be another Brothers in Arms on the 360?

Jason____
Jason____

I would also like to know which systems Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be on. I hope they have a PC version again.

IonFizzle05
IonFizzle05

How's this for a bizzare idea? A turn-based Brothers In Arms? You think that would work.

Cutekitten6_18
Cutekitten6_18

BIA may work for the PSP.....I would make it more like Full Spectrum Warrior. Move them, tell which ones to flank ( And where to flank ) to cover you. But i would add a mode you can dunk, aim, shoot and reload( But you do not actually move around. ) Ah w/e, they'll find a way.

lozandier
lozandier

It is IRONIC that EA buys some of Ubisoft's stocks trying to own some percentage of Ubisoft (hopefully not their profit) Hopefully they not trying to buy them as I don't trust EA when they buy franchises/companies... Changine James Bond to crap, and buying NFL and NCAA licenses only to have no competition and them the only choice for a NFL game is lame, (if you are going to steal a franchise/license at least make it more depth and better then what your ex-competition was doing, ESPN 2k5 had some nice features that will never be used again and James Bond should have NEVER left Rare's hands, NEVER.) Ubisoft once a medicore company is now one of the underrated top dogs in gaming; expanding in even China where the last Splinter Cell was made. (and probably the next gen one) Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell 4, and this unannonced game for 360 will be great; I don't know about Brother In Arms, I never liked this series, Liked Call of Duty always more IMO. (I don't think a new Prince of Persia will be out, The Two Thrones seems to be the finale to make it a Trilogy, maybe a spinoff or a side story...)

IonFizzle05
IonFizzle05

Brothers In Arms for PSP!? AAAAAAAAAHHHH! YES!!

rocker99
rocker99

POP for PS3 would be so sweet just imagine all the sweet new levels and the graphics and.....and.... o god its to awesome to imagine!!!

darkheart73
darkheart73

Yes! Brothers in Arms for PSP! Score!

Moltdar
Moltdar

Farcry 2 for PC was shown to developpers at PDC 2005 but only to some members of the audience and no video was allowed to ba taken out of there. It was a microsoft Speech for DirectX10 and the new Crytech/Farcry engine was the techdemo for the presentation. With XNA behind it, it's only a short matter of time before they announce it both for PC and X360. You guys can find that video on the net but it's pretty hard to find and the quality sucks. But man i can't wait for DX10 and all those effects!

Ministry4390
Ministry4390

Anyone who thinks there wont be another Prince of Persia game is crazy.

LordOfMidnight
LordOfMidnight

I tend to stay away from Ubisoft because of thier use of Starforce technology. I will continue to keep that distace, thank you very much.

KIELW93
KIELW93

I NEED my splinter cell 4 and beyond good and evil 2. now. and please don't screw up your brothers in arms license by putting it on the PSP. please.

owner211
owner211

Bomberman on the psp or 360??? yay.

Nixer
Nixer

Hey, what about another Far Cry for PC and 360?

0perat0r
0perat0r

prince of persia would be nice

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Great news, Ubisoft has a school and an office here in Montreal and they always make me proud when I see a Tom Clancy game or a Prince of Persia one. Go Ubi !

Zeke_Link
Zeke_Link

BiA will suck on PSP *coughstarwarsbattlefronttwocough*

caesarbites
caesarbites

RUNNERGUNNER480**** They said the same thing about Jak and Daxter and Ratchet and Clank, but we magically received fourth installments of those games...no "trilogy" is ever final. They can always continue the story if they want...

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Ubisoft has a France HQ and many development labs spread around the world. . . including Montreal.

RunnerGunner480
RunnerGunner480

Prince of Perisia is a trilogy. Only 3 games were made and that's all that there will be.

The_Code
The_Code

For those of you asking for Prince of Persia sorry to say that The Two Thrones was the last one and glad to see Ubisoft is pretty good as far as money goes but they should have more money than that there on the top of there game right now im worried seeing they didnt say anything about SC 4.

RunnerGunner480
RunnerGunner480

caesarbites Where is my Prince of Persia 4 for the 360? crazy_boy166 i just hope they make another prince of persia for 360.I would be frekin sick PRINCE OF PERISIA WAS A TRILOGY. NO MORE ARE GOING TO BE MADE!!!

crazy_boy166
crazy_boy166

i just hope they make another prince of persia for 360.I would be frekin sick

Fallen_Angelz
Fallen_Angelz

Its all about a 360 Collected Editions, minus the butt-rock...

_LEGIONS_
_LEGIONS_

To me Ubi is turning more and more like EA

BOAT36
BOAT36

Rayman for PSP? That would be wicked awesome.

gurgol
gurgol

I thought Ubisoft was from Montreal, Quebec publisher not French...

yanks1100
yanks1100

Brothers in arms is goign to be AWSOME on the psp

Bawishe
Bawishe

I hope they make a Prince of Persia 4 down the line.

Fusible
Fusible

Most of all where is the new Rainbow Six.

Comedyco
Comedyco

Where is my Beyond Good And Evil Sequel for GC or REV? And i know there will be one UBISOFT.

caesarbites
caesarbites

Where is my Prince of Persia 4 for the 360?