While Ubisoft has announced that it has four triple-A titles releasing in the next fiscal year, only two games are currently known: The Crew 2 and Skull & Bones. Alongside the aforementioned titles, two more games are scheduled to release before April 2019, and while they remain unknown, recent game releases, events, and suggestions from Ubisoft give way to speculation – one way or the other.
First off, Ubisoft has hinted that Assassin’s Creed: Origins will have extensive post-launch content, so a new Assassin’s Creed doesn’t seem likely (although with the China/Japan rumors and Ragnarok concept, some fans may cling to the small chance that it could be one of the unknown titles.) Ghost Recon, South Park, and Far Cry have all recently received attention, with Far Cry 5 releasing next month, and Rainbow Six and For Honor are service games that should last some time before receiving sequels. Each of the aforementioned seems highly unlikely then.
A new Splinter Cell game doesn’t seem likely either, as concept pitches were still around one or two years ago. It also seems a bit too early for Steep to receive a sequel if that is even part of Ubisoft's long-term plan.
The most popular and rumored AAA titles that could release next fiscal year are Watch Dogs 3 and The Division 2.
Although The Division is moving into a new year of content, it doesn’t seem like much, which gives more credence to the Division 2 rumor. It also seems likely that many Division players are ready for a sequel (although Ubisoft bans players for silly things like photo modes). Watch Dogs 3 seems like a lock for one of the triple-A positions, as it hasn’t been updated in some time. The first game launched in 2014, the second in 2016, so the third in 2018 would follow suit; however, which games actually fill the triple-A spots remain to be seen.
Going forward, it seems Ubisoft intends to release fewer games in 2018. While this business plan will certainly affect new titles in the coming years, it may very well work out in Ubisoft’s favor. Tell us, Ranters, what would you like to see Ubisoft release in the coming fiscal year?