Here’s the bad news from the latest Ubisoft earnings call: The company’s profits are down year-over-year. But that’s about it in terms of bad news, and while profits were down, the company still exceeded its targets for Q3. The big success of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is cited as one of the reasons for the company hitting its targets despite a competitive season, and a great deal of growth is expected in Q4 alongside the launch of The Division 2 in the very near future.
It turns out that internal metrics for The Division 2 are looking quite good for the title, as Ubisoft has reported record numbers for the beta signups and six times the orders through Ubisoft’s own storefront. This is apparently one of the big motivating factors for moving the title off of Steam and onto the Epic store, as it exposes Ubisoft to a different market and is meant to drive more people to Ubisoft’s own client where they have more complete control. Mission accomplished, it appears; let’s see if that leads to the record-breaking numbers the company wants.