Ubisoft has never been shy about revealing its plans way earlier. But, after a down year that saw it cancel multiple games as well as reportedly get "laughed" at by other companies, Ubisoft could be trying something new.
In its latest annual earnings report, Ubisoft reiterated its earlier sentiments about hedging its bets on Assassin's Creed as a whole. But, more importantly, it also revealed its plans to release a lot of big games before the current fiscal year ends.
Here's a complete list of all the games that are coming out on or before March 31, 2024:
- Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
- Assassin's Creed Mirage
- Skull & Bones
- The Crew Motorfest
- The Division Resurgence
- "Another large game"
Unsurprisingly, the most interesting thing is the undisclosed "large game" that Ubisoft has yet to name.
Gamers are busy speculating what this game could be. Some believe that it's Ubisoft's Star Wars title, but it's too early for this to happen. Keep in mind that EA only lost its exclusivity license two years ago while Ubisoft only just recently confirmed its Star Wars project, so its release date is likely far, far away, especially in light of the recent revelations.
Two other possibilities are a sequel to Immortals Fenyx Rising, which was previously rumored to be a part of a showcase in one of our exclusive reports last year, and Far Cry 7.
Immortals Fenyx Rising was one of the most underrated games to come out in 2020. A four-year gap between the first and second title would make sense. It would also help scratch the open-world gap that the switch to the more traditional series formula that Assassin's Creed Mirage will leave behind. On the other hand, the Far Cry franchise almost always follows a two- to three-year cycle between each installment since Far Cry 3 came out in 2012.
Seeing as Far Cry 6 came out in 2021, the next Far Cry game launching next year wouldn't be the worst idea.
In any case, Ubisoft's plans are a testament to their relentless drive. The rapid-fire release of eight games, combined with a secret project, highlights the company's dedication.
If nothing else, this initiative should help put Ubisoft in a better financial position.
So, you best get ready. Ubisoft will hold a showcase on June 12, where we should hear more about the eight said games.