Coming from a GamesIndustry interview with Ubisoft Milan general manager Dario Migliavacca and Davide Soliani...
"We really feel that, in this moment, all the stars are well aligned. I just met yesterday my boss, the managing director of all the studios, and we really feel the trust: the head office, our editorial team, Nintendo, other studios, the players, the community. It's a great joy. We are now reaching eight to ten times more applications than in the past. This is really, really promising. We have a growth plan in our minds... I see a really brilliant future in front of us. We showed how strong we are in creativity, in conception, in game design, in all the artistic parts. For sure we cannot compete with the huge [Ubisoft] studios now, but we have really strong skills that can give us an advantage." - DM
"I will say that this game for sure is opening up a lot of possibilities. Also, having the players' support is changing a lot of things.
When Dario called me back [to work at Ubisoft Milan], it was our intention to make this office grow. That's why we took all of the opportunities and all of the games to prove to everyone that, okay, we are reliable." - DS