UbisoftToday, there was a call for earnings for the financial year 2020-2021, which revealed a lot of information about the status of its game development list.
The report was much more open than usual. In addition to sharing insight into how the company plans to shift its focus from relying on triple-A games and expanding to top free-to-play titles, the publisher has also offered several updates to previously announced games to be released on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC.
Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine / Parasite, Equestrian Republic, Heartland Divisionremake Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a Roller Champions all to be launched by March 31, 2022 (end of the current financial year for Ubisoft).
Readers with eagle eyes may have noticed that one upcoming game is missing from this list; again a pirate game in the open world Skull and bones has been recalled and will now start “next fiscal year”. Read: after April 2022, if it doesn’t stay again.
Looking further, Ubisoft has noted that it has no triple-A scheduled to launch in the second half of fiscal 2022. This means that its Holiday Slate for 2022 is likely to be quite bare … unless, of course, its new renewed free-to-play campaign.
Ubisoft CFO Frederick Duguet noted during the call that the release of three or four “triple-A” bonus games a year “is no longer the right indicator [the publisher’s] dynamics of value creation ”- that is why after April 2022 we see such a sharp decline.
If you want to see what Ubisoft’s future pipeline is likely to look like soon, we encourage you to see what Ubisoft is doing with The Division: Heartland. It’s a free-to-play survival shooter that came to PCs and consoles between 2021-2022 and apparently seeks inspiration in Warzone and Apex Legends. You can register for early tests on the link.