Ubisoft To Release Four Different AAA Games Through March 2020

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is the first of those four titles.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
One of Ubisoft's biggest AAA titles during this fiscal year is Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Ubisoft

Ubisoft has announced that they will release four major titles leading up to March 2020, and now it’s speculation time as to what they may be.

The company has recently revealed its 2018-2019 fiscal reports, which contained mostly figures about their past releases and how, overall, it was a very good year for Ubisoft. The French video game company has revealed that they are targeting overall net gain of around $2.4 billion. That’s a pretty big number, and one which they hope to achieve with the four AAA releases they have planned in the near future.

One of these titles was recently revealed last week. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, a sequel to Ubisoft’s commercially successful Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, is revealed to be coming later this year, on October 4, 2019. It takes a darker, more serious approach to the Wildlands formula, as well as adds mechanics to give the game some survival elements in addition to its strategic, tactical gameplay.

In the case of the other three, they are still unknown. However, we can look at Ubisoft’s upcoming slate and regular series to glean some information about what those three could possibly be.

Definitely not: Assassin’s CreedUbisoft has explicitly stated last year following the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that it will take a year off after every launch from the IP. This strategy has worked out for them in the past, with Assassin’s Creed Origins gaining critical and commercial success after a year’s hiatus from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. It also helps that the Assassin’s Creed titles have recently turned to the ‘games as a service model’ with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which no doubt helped its staying power long after launch.

Might be: Beyond Good and Evil 2 – this upcoming title from director Michel Ancel has been in development since 2007, which is now more than a decade. After its critically-acclaimed debut at Ubisoft’s E3 2017 conference, fears of the title languishing in development hell forever were erased, and now it’s only a matter of time before it gets released. It’s not that much of a stretch to think that this is one of the titles Ubisoft was referring to.

Definitely not: Skull and Bones – Ubisoft’s take on the persistent open-seas pirate multiplayer genre has been moved back until after March 2020, which is the end of Ubisoft’s 2019-2020 fiscal year. The official Twitter page for the game also tweeted out that it will not be making an appearance for Ubisoft’s E3 conference, stating that the developers are focused on making the game “as great as possible.”

Might be: Watch Dogs 3 – an upcoming sequel to the hacker-based open-world title is not in the realm of impossibility either, seeing as Watch Dogs 2 has already set up a location for the sequel’s setting: London.

Likely: Far Cry 6 – Far Cry games seem to release like clockwork, and work on cycles of major games and minor spinoffs. Far Cry 5 was released last year, and this year we've already seen the release of its spinoff Far Cry New Dawn. I wouldn't be surprised to see Far Cry 6 get announced soon as well.

In limbo: Splinter Cell – it hurts, but as it turns out the Ubisoft dev was only “joking” with his tweet that showed him with other developers supposedly working on a new Splinter Cell title. However, the infamous Walmart Canada leak that revealed a couple of games such as Gears 5 and the recently released Rage 2 also has Splinter Cell in its listings. There’s still hope, at least.

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