Ubisoft Financials Reveal Another Skull and Bones Delay

Ubisoft reports its full-year 2020-2021 earnings showing record net bookings and saying its 2021-22 targets reflect growth initiatives. Word is: "IFRS 15 sales for the fourth quarter of 2020-21 came to €501.8 million, up 4.3% (or 8.7% at constant exchange rates2) on the €481.1 million generated in fourth-quarter 2019-20. IFRS 15 sales for full-year 2020-21 totaled €2,223.8 million, up 39.4% (or 42.7% at constant exchange rates) versus the 2019-20 figure of €1,594.8 million." The outlook section discusses plans for a diverse upcoming lineup to include both premium and free-to-play titles. This also reveals yet another setback for Skull and Bones, which will now be released in 2022-23:
The top-line growth will be driven by both back-catalog and new releases. Back-catalog growth will be spurred by its underlying robust dynamic, by a significantly stronger release slate in 2020-21 than in 2019-20 and by bigger post-launch plans, more than compensating for the high comparison 2020-21 base resulting from the lockdown impact on overall engagement. Ubisoft also expects to release a solid and well-diversified line-up, including premium and F2P titles. The year will notably see the release of Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Riders Republic, The Division Heartland and Roller™ Champions. Skull and Bones will now be released in 2022-23.