There are many companies who in recent years are sitting up and starting to pay more attention to markets such as China. With the country’s economy booming and its massive population, it’s hard to ignore the potential. This is also how many Chinese smartphone companies are thriving, even if they just cater to the locals.
This is also why it isn’t surprising that there are sometimes certain products that are only launched for the region, like Assassin’s Creed: Bloodsail. The game was originally announced for a release only in China, but the good news is that if you’re not from China and you’re a fan of the franchise, it seems that Ubisoft is considering bringing the game stateside, according to a report from GamesIndustry.biz.
Speaking to the publication, Aurelien Palasse, Ubisoft’s head of licensing and publishing said that if the game is well-received in China, then they might bring it to the West. He adds, “There’s a process to bring games to the West – not only the production process but also making sure we have an English version we can test with the community to see what changes we have to make. And [then we determine] whether it makes sense to bring it to the West, because if it’s not accepted by the core fan in the West, it will never pass the barrier.”
This means that there is no guarantee that this will happen, but it is a possibility that Ubisoft is looking into, so we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for it in the future.