Ubisoft’s release calendar for the next year is looking pretty busy but there is still one notable absence.
The information came via Ubisoft’s 2018-2019 financial earnings report which foreshadowed its hopes for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The biggest piece is that the next fiscal year is being led by four AAA titles, with the recently announced “Ghost Recon: Breakpoint” leading the charge.
“Ghost Recon’s” latest chapter will pit the elite spec ops squad against a similarly trained force led by former Ghost Cole Walker, played by Jon Berenthal, on an island owned by a private tech firm. Ubisoft offered its first glimpse of the game, due out Oct. 4, 2019, last week for fans.
However, the other three games mentioned in the report are still a mystery. But there are three that can be ruled out.
First is a new “Assassin’s Creed” game. During Gamescom 2018, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that the franchise would be taking 2019 off in an interview with GameSpot.
There also won’t be a new “Splinter Cell” game, either. Julian Gerighty, creative director of “The Division 2,” had tweeted out about “working” on the next game in the series, but he later clarified that it was a joke.
Third is “Skull & Bones.” The long-in-development game born out of “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” naval gameplay was first announced at E3 2017 with a Fall 2018 release, but has been hit with multiple delays since. And the saga has continued as the development team confirmed on Twitter that the game has been delayed past the 2019-20 fiscal year.
But with E3 right around the corner, the calendar is sure to become a lot clearer to fans.