Ubisoft, the video game developer behind great franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, and Tom Clancy’s, has big plans for the remaining part of the 2019-20 fiscal year. Spearheading this plan are the four AAA gaming titles that are planned for reveal and release before April 2020.
Of the four games to be released by Ubisoft, only one has been revealed – Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. A narrative successor to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (2017), the online-only, third-person open-world shooter will be released on October 4th, 2019. The other three games, as aforementioned, have yet to be revealed; not many rumors are swirling around either. A quick scan of Reddit forums, however, shows that Ubisoft’s fans know what they want: Watch Dogs 3, a new Splinter Cell, and Skull & Bones.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell fans have been active in Ubisoft-related Reddit posts even though the last game in the series was released over 6 years ago in 2013. On May 15th, 2019, Ubisoft creative director Julian Gerighty tweeted, “Working on the next #SplinterCell with @danhaynow and @romcamor in #Lyon. Can’t wait for #E3.” Ubisoft, however, released a statement confirming that the tweet was a joke and that they had no announcements to make at that time. So, the tweet was debunked, but Ubisoft didn’t entirely deny that a new Splinter Cell isn’t in the works. Hopefully, there will be an interesting development on this in the coming months, but it doesn’t seem all that likely.
It was expected that one of Ubisoft’s games for this fiscal year would be the anticipated Skull & Bones – a new IP in development that was supposed to be released in 2018. The pirate-themed game, which IGN described as, “a mix between Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, For Honor, and The Crew,” was delayed until 2019 but has been delayed even further; the game won’t be released until after March 2020. The Skull & Bones’ team released a video on Twitter to divulge some details on the development of the game.
We’re going to batten down the hatches and push back on the game’s arrival—this is a challenging news for us all, but it’s what’s needed to make Skull & Bones as awesome as it can be!
Our focus remains on quality first and we’re grateful for your undying support ☠️⚔️ pic.twitter.com/ZCt85tY3TG
— Skull & Bones (@skullnbonesgame) May 15, 2019
Ubisoft has this plan in place to reach its target revenue goal for this fiscal year, after an underwhelming final quarter in the previous fiscal year. Here’s to hoping that Ubisoft’s upcoming games will be ones that fans and consumers will very much enjoy.