Earlier this month, Ubisoft took many fans by surprise when announcing that three anticipated titles from the French developer would instead be delayed later into next year with potential releases seeping into the following 2021. While it was an abrupt announcement, it is understanding that some projects would require more time than others to properly release a fully functioning game.
However, it looks that the company along with giving their consumers a truly finished title(s), Ubisoft also planned for said projects to be pushed to their full capabilities as we are close to the brink for the next generation of console hardware. Now further supporting this decision, it looks that these titles are also scheduled to arrive for both Project Scarlett and PlayStation 5.
According to the latest financial report for Ubisoft, the company when ranking their goals for FY21 shares to have five AAA titles scheduled to release. Implying that the recently delayed God & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs: Legion will all be hitting the cross-gen list along with two unannounced titles as well. The report also suggests Ubisoft to strive for an “positive impact of new gen” also.
Furthermore, Ubisoft even lists the publisher’s target expectations for the following fiscal year in 2022. Sharing that the company also is aiming to release an additional 3 – 4 AAA titles. Still unsure of what the remaining two will be for the coming year, any idea for the potential four in the year after is as good of a guess as mine.
Noted, the currently listed titles for the upcoming fiscal year are expected to release somewhere between April 2020 to March 2021 at the latest. Any further dates later down the line for mentioned projects would result from an internal change made by the company following this report.
Ubisoft has presented to be taking on new ventures in the market not only in the gaming market, but also in entertainment also. Disclosing back in September that the publisher is pursuing multiple series concerning the company’s most iconic IPs such as Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Watch Dogs.
What are your thoughts on Ubisoft planning for cross-gen titles?