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Latest Assasin's Creed games have shipped 10m copies to date

Ubisoft has revealed some good news for the Assassin's Creed series, in that it shipped a combined 10m copies of Assassin's Creed: Unity and Assassin's Creed: Rogue.

Last May Ubisoft had shipped 11m copies of 2013 title Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, so it does seem like that figure will be surpassed by the time this May comes around.

"Each time there's a new transition of consoles, we try to create engines that take full advantage of the capacity of those consoles," said Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot.

"In the case of Unity, we had to redo 100 per cent of the engine. So when you do that, it's painful for all the group... and everything has to be recalibrated.

"With this game, a few things were not perfect when the game was launched. But the engine has been created, and it's going to help the brands to shine in the future.

"Next fiscal year we will launch a new Assassin's Creed game based on the same technology that powered Unity. We are very confident that the experiences learned, along with the customer feedback, will help us take Assassin's Creed to the next level of quality and innovation."

It was also noted that Watch Dogs has now shipped 10m copies, Far Cry 4 has shipped 7m copies and The Crew has shipped 2m.

"In 2014, Ubisoft offered gamers the most diversified line-up in the industry," Guillemot continued. "As a result we achieved a third-quarter performance that was well above target and we expect to generate a record level of free cash flow for 2014-15.

"We are now capitalising on the investments we have made over the past several years to further develop our creative strengths, boost our marketing impact and extend our digital footprint. Our performance is all the more impressive given that it is wholly the result of Ubisoft's teams.

"Each of these successful games was developed by our in-house studios and we own our brands, which means that our destiny is in our own hands and we are internalising the value created for our shareholders."

Edited On 13 Feb, 2015

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