In a new financial-focused press release, Ubisoft confirmed that it has canceled three more unannounced games; This means that the publisher has canceled at least seven different video games since July 2022. More bad news for the publisher, who also confirmed that there are recent games such as Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope underperformed during the holiday season.
The last few years have been bad for Ubisoft. continues to struggle to improve her reportedly toxic work environment and keeps trying (and fail) to release big games like skull and bones, Prince of Persia, and movie link Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers. The pandemic has also made things difficult for the company as it adapts to staff working from home and all the various problems it brings. And in a newly released press earlier todayUbisoft explains that it has lowered its profit targets for the upcoming quarter, as it decides to cancel more games to help it overcome all of this.
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Ubisoft said its decision to cancel three more games was to “help keep the company’s energy focused on building our br.”and transforming live services into some of the most powerful in the industry. These three games are not named in the press release. In an email sent Kotaku, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also explained to staff that these projects were canceled to further limit risks and help the company be more profitable in the future.
These three newly canceled games Join the list of four pre-made Ubisoft gamesincluding two Tom Clancy games: Free to play shooter Ghost Recon Frontline and a virtual reality Fragmented Cell project. That brings the total of games canceled since July to seven, and that’s what we’ve made public.
What Games Is Ubisoft Still Working On?
So, what games are coming from Ubisoft as we enter 2023? Surprisingly many, even after these seven canceled projects.
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there is skull and bones, Ubisoft’s troubled and long-development online pirate game that was delayed again today as announced in the same press release. So that’s probably what I’ll launch one day. Maybe? Beyond that, Ubisoft’s two avatar games are being worked on – one for mobile, the other for larger, console and PC gaming as well. It also has a mobile hotspot Rainbow Six Siege this should be released sooner or later.
Then there is a ton Assassin’s Creed things planned for release in the next few yearslike a privacy-focused spinoff, Assassin’s Creed Miragewill be released this year. the other Assassin’s Creed Project RebuildD Set and spin-off in Japan Assassin’s Creed Code Name Jade, a “triple A” mobile game set in China. There is no specific release date for either. Oh, apparently let’s not forget that Prince of Persia the remake is still in progress little-spoken-about Fragmented Cell remakemore.
Of course, with Ubisoft’s recent track record and games getting harder and more expensive to develop each year, probably most these upcoming projects – like many other video games – will be delayed at least once or twice. And that assumes they weren’t outright canceled and added to Ubisoft’s growing list of ready-made games.