As Ubisoft enters a new financial year, the major game publisher is betting on one of its core franchises, and the “big game” promised to be released within the next year could be the next big one. star Wars launch the game.

This information is for the 2022-2023 fiscal year income statement published by Ubisoft, which also stated that fiscal year 2023-2024 is a “pivotal year” for the growth of the company’s strategic priorities and “global reach.” A key part of these priorities is increased investment in development Assassin’s Creedthe flagship franchise for the publisher.

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In the report, co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemault said the company plans to “increase the talent pool working on Assassin’s Creed in the following years by 40 percent.” Accordingly, the number of employees working on the franchise will increase from approximately 2,000 to approximately 2,800 Kotaku.

However, this increase comes after a significant reduction in Ubisoft’s overall global workforce. Back in January, the company announced the adoption “a major cost-cutting plan.” That included canceling numerous projects and, according to today’s earnings report, closing five European offices and reducing the total number of employees from more than 20,700 in September to less than 20,000.

Along with the future Assassin’s Creed releases and other games such as Avatar: The Borderlands of Pandora, Skull and bonesand diverse Tom Clancy titles that make up the “key strategic pillars” of Ubisoft’s next fiscal year, the company also promises “another big game.” Kotaku senior reporter Ethan Gach suggested on Twitter that it might be in star Wars demonstrate.

Gach says they’ve “heard the development is going well and the company is looking to get it out (as soon as possible).” The game is developed by Massive Entertainment, the developers behind it Department series and previously mentioned but not released Avatar game. It will be a joint project with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, developed on the Snowdrop engine, and is described as an “open-world story-driven video game”.

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