Ubisoft revealed new sales totals for the Assassin’s Creed franchise ahead of this year’s release of Assassin’s Creed Unity which is set to launch exclusively on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. As reported by Game Informer on April 21, the developer confirmed that the lifetime sales of all Assassin’s Creed games across all platforms have now reached 73 million copies.
Additionally, the developer also revealed in an updated corporate information listing that Ubisoft now employs over 9,000 employees. As both the size of the company increases, as well as their continued development of popular franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft is securing their future impact in the industry for years to come.
According to a recent article from Kotaku, Ubisoft may be one of the largest employers of video games that there presently is. In fact, they may even now employ more people than even publishing giant Electronic Arts at this time. Ubisoft’s recent numbers confirm that they have over 9,200 employees while a report from early last year but EA’s total employee numbers at more than 9,300. However, Electronic Arts has seen a number of layoffs since that number was figured so it’s possible that Ubisoft may now be the largest employer in the video game industry.
A new Assassin’s Creed title is released every year across all major platforms which has undoubtedly helped Ubisoft reach the massive sales figures for the series. This trend will continue later this year as the developer has already announced the franchise’s next entry. Titled Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the game will mark the first entry of the series that will only be available on the new generation of systems as it will only appear on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Rumors are also circulating that another Assassin’s Creed game is also currently in development only on last-gen consoles.