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Ubisoft Announces There Won’t Be Any New Toys For Starlink: Battle For Atlas

Ubisoft has announced that they will not be producing any new Starlink: Battle for Atlas physical toys. The company provided its explanation in a blog post which you can read here. They have admitted that sales for the game failed to meet Ubisoft’s expectations. However, they will continue to support the game with new content and a big update is due this month.

Despite the immense and continuous support from our players, the sales for Starlink: Battle for Atlas fell below expectations. Consequently, we recently made the decision to not release any additional physical toys for the Spring update and in the future.

As part of our effort to do right by our passionate and dedicated community we are currently hard at work on our biggest update to the game so far and are pleased to tell all of you that there will be new digital ships, pilots and weapons to collect.

Additionally, there will be a ton of free content to expand your games such as additional missions, challenges and new activities to engage in throughout Atlas, including content that was inspired by community suggestions, such as Outlaw Racing.

We’re very grateful for the support we have received from players around the world and can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on our next big update launching this April.

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22 comments

  1. I respect that decision. But when the digital deliver deluxe version costs less than the starter pack version physically, and the game constantly goes on sale for well below the original price, people will pick up the game that has the most content for the least amount of money, and why would you want to pay for physical toys of something you’ve never heard of especially when you’ve got it bundled with the game you just bought. The only physical one I bought was star fox for obvious reasons

    1. What would that have changed, though ? Had it only come out on Switch, it would have sold even less copies. And honestly, all Starfox fans probably bought the game, seeing as how it was more Starfox-ish than most Starfox games since 64. Changing the name altogether would not have attracted more buyers, I believe.
      The game simply should have been better to attract more people (I thought it was quite good, albeit too short and repetitive)…

  2. I guess the new ships will be paid dlc then or a free update?
    Tbh I think everything new should be as free dlc in future updates, this game isn’t worth wasting anymore money on tbh.

  3. Was only ever interested in this due to StarFox, but they managed to even fuck that up by making you require a download to even play the damn game. No wonder it was a flop.

  4. I guess without the inclusion of other franchises, this game is just an unofficial Star Fox game that Nintendo themselves were too proud to make.

    So glad I got mine at a Black Friday sale.

  5. Well let’s be real- no one bought this game for the toy spacecrafts. Most bought it for the Star Fox collab, and those who didn’t buy it for that (aka anyone who bought it on anything other than Switch) bought it for the sake of playing what looked like a promising game. The toy ships were but an optional side dish.

  6. They should add Samus Aran and her Gunship. I’d pick that up as a physical “toy”

  7. I liked the game but didn’t love it, I’m interested to go back to it when the racing mode and other stuff is added. It was always going to be a tough sell for a toys to life game in 2018.

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