Recently, Ubisoft is quieter than water, lower than grass. What is happening behind the scenes of the French company, what announcements is it preparing? Top industry insider Tom Henderson decided to answer these questions.
According to Henderson , the corporation has long been going to make a big presentation, which will show about 20 games. Unfortunately, the timing of the event is in doubt due to events in the world. So:
- Skull & Bones is finally on its feet, the developers even plan to conduct public testing of a multiplayer game about pirates;
- Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – there are plans to show the project in all its glory soon, behind the scenes Ubisoft is recruiting QA experts to test the game for strength;
- The Division Heartland – The free-to-play installment of The Division is almost ready to launch, although no exact release date has yet been set;
- sequel Immortals Fenyx Rising – the company is satisfied with the performance of the original and gave the green light to the production of the second part, the project is in the early stages of development;
- Assassin’s Creed Rift – originally a DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and now almost a full-fledged game, will be released in late 2022 or the first half of 2023 to fill the gap to the next title – Infinity;
- Assassin’s Creed Infinity is in development, little is known about the project (in fact, it will be a service game where the gamer will be able to choose an interesting setting with the help of Animus), release before 2024-2025. better not to wait;
- Ghost Recon Frontline went through a series of closed tests at the beginning of the year: players believe that the new “royal battle” is unprincipled and needs to be improved, which is why its premiere is likely to be delayed; which is interesting, Ubisoft wants to distribute and popularize NFT with the help of this action movie;
- XDefiant is no longer tied to the Tom Clancy’s brand and is undergoing QA, release date in doubt;
- The remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is still alive – they began to remake it virtually from scratch due to an unsuccessful announcement; this version is a bit idle due to another release related to Prince;
- Prince of Persia (new game) – a mysterious Ubisoft Montpellier project inspired by the success of the Ori duology; little is known about the development, Henderson claims it will be a 2.5D platformer;
- The Crew 3 (aka Project Orlando) – fans can count on everything new: engine, mechanics, feel; announcement coming soon
- Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is doing great and will release on schedule in 2022;
- Roller Champions is ready to launch, but for some reason Ubisoft refuses to give the game an exact release date – Henderson believes that the premiere was scheduled for the end of the presentation, which was never held in the end;
- Beyond Good and Evil 2 , contrary to rumor and common sense, is alive – Ubisoft spent too much money on the project to simply cancel it;
- a remake of Spinter Cell – little is known about it, the company can just show a CG teaser, nothing more;
- The Division for smartphones is still in the pipeline, expected to release after The Division Heartland and the next DLC for The Division 2; an insider noted that Ubisoft has two more unannounced mobile titles.
That’s all. Henderson noted that premieres could include Just Dance 2023, Assassin’s Creed VR, Splinter Cell VR, Settlers and Rocksmith+. However, he did not share details – he only noted that the company is very interested in virtual reality. Whether Tom’s insiders are confirmed, we will find out soon.