McSterls wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 09:46: Triple A doesnt just refer to the production cost, it refers to the quality and robustness of their final product and the reception of that game. Based on these criteria Ubisoft hasn't made a AAA game in like ten years.
Nonsense. We've had Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time, Far Cry 2 and the Assassin's Creed series. Sure that's not a huge selection but it shouldn't be ignored. More importantly, there are upcoming AAA games like Far Cry 3 and Watchdogs.
Ubisoft has definitely made more than its fair share of mistakes - the most obvious being the reliance of a handful of brands (especially Tom Clancy) and their stance on DRM - but there are worse publishers out there. However, unless it gets its act together it's going to struggle to remain relevant.