Ubisoft Cancels Three Unannounced Games

Recently Ubisoft has confirmed the cancellation of three unannounced games. This comes after the news that they had struggled financially in its recent quarter. For fans, this also means a further delay in their pirate adventure game, Skull and Bones which was originally announced at 2017’s E3 event.

In the company’s latest announcement, Ubisoft say they are “facing major challenges as the industry continues to shift towards mega-brands and long-lasting titles than can reach players across the globe, across platforms and business models.” As a result of this, they have decided to cancel the aforementioned games as well as four more that were already announced in July 2022. This included Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon Frontline. Despite excellent player ratings and reception, they confirm that both Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Just Dance 2023 did not perform as well as hoped in the final weeks of 2022 and early January.

However, Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer believes “Ubisoft is well positioned to benefit from this momentum thanks to the strength of our teams, brands, production capacity, technology and balance-sheet” despite the setback they are currently facing. The company now aims to review its revenue prospects in the hopes of achieving a more successful future.

With a further delay in its most anticipated Skull and Bones which has been in development since 2013, fans are beginning to believe the game will never be released. More recently the game was pushed from November 2022 to March 2023 with a new release date aiming for “early” 2023-2024. Despite this, developers believe players will be “positively surprised by its evolution”.

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