Ubisoft is already having a busy start to the year. Far Cry New Dawn launches tomorrow, and its third-person shooter The Division 2 is set to release next month. But that's not all that the developer and publisher is working on, with the company having shared some information about its plans the forthcoming financial year.
During the latest financial briefing, Ubisoft confirmed that it is planning to release between three and four AAA games during the next financial year. The next financial year runs from April 1, 2019 until March 31, 2020 meaning that these games could be released any time within the next 12 months or so.
Just one of these games has already been confirmed. Skull and Bones, Ubisoft's open-world pirate game, was delayed out of 2018 to an unspecified date in 2019. But that's just one title, meaning that the others are very much in the air. During the financial briefing, Ubisoft did not elaborate on what these other titles are.
Despite Ubisoft's decision to keep the other games a secret for now, fans have been speculating among themselves. One popular suggestion is that Ubisoft will announce a new Splinter Cell game. Rumors have been circulating about a new Splinter Cell game for quite some time, and analysts have suggested that a new entry in the series will be out in 2019. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Ubisoft's annual E3 press conference could provide some answers.
Another possible release is Watch Dogs 3. Rumors about the cyber sleuth sequel have been circulating ever since Watch Dogs 2 released back in 2016. Content found in that game indicated the series may be moving from the sunny shores of San Francisco to London, England. A recently discovered Watch Dogs trademark had some wondering if the new game would be a launch title for the PS5 and the next Xbox. Watch Dogs 3 could still be a launch title, but it's possible that Ubisoft will release the game on PS4 and Xbox One this year first.
A more outlandish idea is that Ubisoft is planning to release its own battle royale game. Both Activision and EA now have successful battle royale games (or modes) in its games, but Ubisoft has yet to follow suit. Although there were rumors that The Division 2 developer Massive Entertainment was working on a battle royale release in 2018, this didn't come to fruition. So, all things considered, we will have to wait and see what Ubisoft has in store for its upcoming financial year.
Source: Daniel Ahmad – Twitter