Ubisoft's Five Upcoming AAA Games Identified

Ubisoft's Five Upcoming AAA Games Identified

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In the ridiculously secretive games industry, investor calls have become a primary source of information companies otherwise aren't so willing to share. Of those calls, few enlighten as regularly as Ubisoft's and that's true once again as the company has reaffirmed its plans to release five AAA games before the end of fiscal year 2020-21, which ends in March of next year.

Ubisoft had all but confirmed already that three of those games were Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters, and Rainbow Six Quarantine, but that left two mystery titles. What are the others?

Well, one is of course the much-hyped Assassin's Creed game set in a viking world. Currently thought to be named Assassin's Creed Ragnarok, the yet-to-be-officially-revealed sequel has carried on a long-standing tradition within Ubisoft to have a new Assassin's Creed game leak months in advance.

Though Ubisoft isn't willing to say so just yet, it seems like a very safe bet that this is the fourth game. But that still left one more. What is it? Rayman? Mario + Rabbids? Splinter Cell?

None of the above, according to Kotaku's reliable Jason Schreier. When it was reported that Ubisoft's other two AAA titles would be sequels in the company's biggest franchises, lots of hearts went aflutter with dreams of Sam Fisher, but as it turns out, it's a new Far Cry, said Schreier on Twitter.

"Anyone holding out hope for Splinter Cell is, once again, going to be disappointed. Sorry! (It’s AC and Far Cry.)"

So there you have it: Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Gods and Monsters, Assassin's Creed Ragnarok (assumed title), and a new Far Cry. This quintet likely spells out the next year of big-budget Ubisoft projects. It's not a bad mix. That's at least two sequels, one spinoff, one new IP, plus we'll have to wait and see what kind of direction the always unpredictable Far Cry goes in with its next installment.

That still leaves other projects, like Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Skull & Bones in an uncomfortable limbo, but Ubisoft hasn't outright cancelled either of them, so keep the hope alive if you're a fan. As for Splinter Cell fans, your bad dream continues.

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