After a disappointing 2019, Ubisoft is fighting an uphill battle to win back the hearts of critics and gamers. Its first solution? Doubling down on some of its biggest, most historically successful franchises.
During today’s Q3 investors call, CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that Ubisoft would be releasing five triple-A titles before April 2021. Three of these are mostly confirmed, as they are deep into development: Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs: Legion.
“We have evolved our organizational structure in recent months in order to strengthen our focus on high-potential titles, and we are very excited about the idea of releasing five new AAA games in 2020-21. Although the competitive environment is looking especially tough, production of these games is progressing well and each of them comes with great features that set them apart. We also will be releasing other very innovative titles that have a particular focus on social interaction, such as Roller Champions.”
Note.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 6, 2020
Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters + Rainbow Six Quarantine are 3 of the 5 titles.
All games are expected to support next gen consoles with HD patches.
The other two – according to Kotaku’s Jason Schrier – are Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry titles. The former is probably AC: Ragnarok, which has been heavily rumored in recent months. It supposedly takes place during the Viking era.
Anyone holding out hope for Splinter Cell is, once again, going to be disappointed. Sorry! (It’s AC and Far Cry.) https://t.co/7hKDV3y5QS— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) February 6, 2020
As for Far Cry, the fifth installment already got a spin-off in the form of Far Cry New Dawn, so a Far Cry 6 sounds about right. Being that the last two games took us to Kyrat (Nepal) and Montana in the good ol’ US of A, it’s hard to say what Ubisoft has planned for the sixth entry (aside from guns, vehicles, and an open world, of course).
Unfortunately for Beyond Good and Evil fans, Guillemot had nothing but bad news for the long-overdue sequel to the 2003 cult classic: “On BG&E2, we can’t give you more information, except the fact that it’s not going be in the five games we will announce.”
And what about Splinter Cell?