Ubisoft has had a very strange couple of years. Some of their banner franchises have been hit with major backlash over live services and aggressive monetization with games like Ghost Recon: Breakpoint getting savaged by many. The company has pivoted pretty heavily and now plans to release five AAA titles between October 2020 and March 2021. What could those titles be? Let’s look at some details.
The company has previously delayed some high-profile AAA sequels in the past couple of years. This was done as part of their ongoing strategy of moving away from live service titles, possibly to more story-driven games. There have been only a few rumors circulating about this change, but Ubisoft did issue some delays. For example, Ubisoft delayed a AAA sequel with Watch Dogs Legion recently.
We also know it isn’t the multiplayer pirate game Skull & Bones. Kotaku’s Jason Schreier recently explained that the game’s creative director left the project back in 2018. Ubisoft has also delayed the game several times, leading many to suspect it may never come out. Other smaller titles are also on the docket. But since it mentions AAA games, it’s probably not Just Dance 2021.
The general consensus around the mainline Ubisoft franchises is that it’s probably some continuation of franchises that have already shown success in the last few years. That leaves us with a few different options on the table.
Fans are remaining hopeful for a return to the Splinter Cell franchise, but nothing has suggested such a release. Rumors, which were eventually shut down, have suggested that a new Assassin’s Creed would be coming called Ragnarok. Other rumors have spread suggesting that the new titles may be a sequel to Far Cry.
Far Cry 5 and Far Cry: New Dawn were pretty decent sellers in the open-world franchise. But there has been relatively little news about that particular series for a while. Some fans are even hopeful for a sequel to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
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