EXCLUSIVE: Ubisoft is planning a massive games showcase – details and release dates

Ubisoft has many games in development that it has yet to fully reveal.

According to multiple sources with direct knowledge of Ubisoft’s plans, we can report that a big game showcase event from the French publisher has been in the works for some time.

To prevent game announcements from being drowned out by the competition, the event had to take place before the rumored E3 this year. However, recent world events have apparently put those plans on hold.

We understand that a total of 20 games are lined up and ready for some form of announcement in the near future – be it during the delayed event or otherwise – from brand new game reveal, to development updates , release dates and trailers.

It’s worth pointing out that below are the details for several previously unannounced Ubisoft games.

Also, much like its peers these days, Ubisoft is no stranger to delaying games, so take release dates with a pinch of salt.

skull bones

Ubisoft recently opened applications for public testing of Skull & Bones, and CFO Frederick Duguet is “very pleased” with its progress. Skull & Bones has been no stranger to development issues in recent years. However, it looks like Ubisoft finally understands exactly what it wants the title to be.

In September 2021, I reported on some key details for Skull & Bones that Ubisoft DMCA me for (thanks Ubi), and obviously it looks like those details are still correct.

The title will be “multiplayer first” and will focus on naval combat, with currently no combat on land.

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release date: April 2022 – March 2023

Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers

Few details regarding Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora have been revealed recently. However, Ubisoft is keen to show off the title more and a new trailer has been created.

Massive Entertainment recently began sending playtest invites to external QA, with playtesting beginning this week. While this likely indicates the game is on track for its scheduled release, we’ll have more details on the game in the coming months.

Developer: Massive entertainment
Release date: April 2022 – March 2023

The heart of the division

We’ve already covered many key details for The Division Heartland here, and according to those who’ve played the game, it feels “almost ready” for release.

It has been suggested that the free-to-play title could launch in the coming months, although a specific release schedule has not been specified.

The Division Heartland will likely be the first of three free FPS titles to release from Ubisoft.

Developer: Red Storm Entertainment
Release date: April 2022 – March 2023 (probably mid-2022)

Immortals Fenyx Rising sequel

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Ubisoft was apparently happy with how 2020’s Immortals Fenyx Rising performed, and I was informed that a sequel is in development.

The title is in its pre-production phase and presumably in development by Ubisoft Quebec, which is also working on a new Assassin’s Creed title.

Recently, the studio signed on talent for the title, but no further details were provided.

Developer: Ubisoft Quebec (assumed)
Release date: Unknown

Assassin’s Creed Rift

Basim Ibn Ishaq from Assassin’s Creed.

Assassin’s Creed Rift was first reported in February and aims to fill a short-term release schedule. According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, the title won’t be a full-fledged Assassin’s Creed title and is expected to release in late 2022 or 2023.

Our own sources suggest the first half of 2023 is more likely, simply due to the expected release schedule of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which is the next mainline title, but won’t arrive until at least 2024-2025.

The title was originally planned as DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. However, it has since morphed into its own standalone game.

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release date: Q4 2022 – Q2 2023

Assassin’s Creed Infinity

Revealed in July 2021, Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be Ubisoft’s most ambitious Assassin’s Creed title to date. It will unite all future AC titles into one live service title and is being developed by multiple Ubisoft studios, including Montreal and Quebec.

Animus would play a huge role in this new “hub” of the Assassin’s Creed series. With it, gamers can be transported to any setting they want, with additional settings and content to be added over the coming years.

Assassin’s Creed Infinity seems to have more questions than answers and timing, with the title still somewhat early in production.

Ubisoft Montreal is still recruiting for many “Online Services” positions and Ubisoft Quebec is currently recruiting several key positions for the Assassin’s Creed brand, including a project lead programmer and an associate producer.

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal & Ubisoft Quebec
Release date: TBA (expected 2024-2025)

Ghost Recon Frontline

Ghost Recon Frontline had its access tests closed earlier this year, with plenty of details nonetheless surfacing online. The title has received strong reviews, with players stating that it offers nothing new to the Battle Royale genre.

Currently, there is a lot of uncertainty about the role of NFTs in the game. However, our sources indicate that Ghost Recon Frontline will be Ubisoft’s main vehicle for using NFTs and that it plans to integrate them into a much larger scale than anything that existed before.

Due to Ubisoft’s plans, it’s believed that Ghost Recon Frontline might be the furthest from release of the three free FPS titles.

Developer: Ubisoft Bucharest
Release date: Unknown

XDefiant

XDefiant has seen significant changes since its first reveal in August 2021, including the removal of the Tom Clancy branding. The game is currently in QA, and Ubisoft recently opened applications for its new XDefinant Insider Sessions, which kicked off on March 15.

XDefiant is the third FPS title in development by Ubisoft that will be free-to-play. The game is helmed by former Call of Duty executive producer Mark Rubin and was developed in conjunction with several Call of Duty content creators.

XDefiant still seems a long way from its release. Although Ubisoft hasn’t given an official release date yet, I wouldn’t expect this game until late 2022, maybe early 2023.

Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco
Release date: Unknown

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

Not much has been said about the remake of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, but the game is still in active development, despite rumors and concerns to the contrary. The studio has been hard at work on the title since its reveal in September 2020, with sources suggesting the game needed a revamp following fan disappointment.

It’s not entirely clear when Ubisoft will show more, as it may be waiting to release another Prince of Persia game before doing so.

Developer: Ubisoft Pune, Ubisoft Mumbai
Release date: Unknown

Prince of Persia (unknown title)

A second Prince of Persia title is reportedly in the works at Ubisoft, with Ubisoft Montpellier involved in the project. The game has been described as inspired by “Ori” and will be a 2.5D game.

Additional details on this title were slim, but I hope to reveal more shortly. Nonetheless, it looks like Ubisoft is actively working on a second Prince of Persia title.

Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier, probably others
Release date: Unknown

The 3 Crew (Project Orlando)

The next The Crew title was leaked last year as rumored DLC for The Crew 2. Currently named Project Orlando, it will be an all-new game with a new driving engine and other overhauls.

The title has been in development for quite some time and could be announced later this year.

Developer: Ubisoft Ivory Tower
Release date: Unknown

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

The sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was first announced at last year’s E3 event in June 2021. Few additional details were given about the game, other than the combat being particularly different this this time, the title being a “new take”. about the tactical genre,” according to game director Davide Soliani.

It looks like the development of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is going well and it will be released in the 2022 window.

Developer: Ubisoft Milian
Release date: 2022

roller champions

Believe it or not, Roller Champions still hasn’t received a release date, but that should change in the next couple of months. The title has again been very quietly delayed via its official Discord server. From what I’ve been told, it’s hard to understand why.

Roller Champions is apparently ready for launch, and the quiet delay could be due to pushing back the entire planned Ubisoft event. However, this is speculation.

This game is expected to release in the coming months and we should know more shortly.

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release date: 2022

Beyond Good and Evil 2

Beyond Good and Evil 2 seems like a game that will never be released, and while the same has been said about Skull & Bones in the past, it’s hard not to draw a direct comparison.

The title has suffered from numerous issues over the past couple of years, with some developer comments for me in November 2021 suggesting that the game could be canned. Despite these comments, it looks like Beyond Good and Evil 2 now belongs in the Ubisoft “we spent too much and we can’t give up now” category.

I wouldn’t expect to hear from BG&E2 for a while.

Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
Release date: To be determined

Splinter Cell remake

In October 2021, I disclosed via VGC that Ubisoft had greenlit a new Splinter Cell title, which would then be confirmed by Ubisoft shortly thereafter.

The Splinter Cell remake is still in the very early stages of production, and while it likely won’t be released until 2024 at the earliest, we could see some form of CGI trailer to help spur talent interest in the project if Ubisoft thinks it is necessary.

Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
Release date: TBA (Planned 2024-2025)

Mobile Division

The mobile division was first announced in May 2021 and has flown under the radar as of late. However, Ubisoft may be setting the game for release in the near future.

The Division universe.

The roadmap for The Division shows that the mobile game will release after Heartland and the new DLC The Division 2, so this is the next logical announcement to come from Ubisoft after the aforementioned DLC.

Ubisoft has also planned to release a Ubisoft mobile title and I think it’s probably that title, although there are other mobile games in development at the publisher.

Other mobile games

I was told that there were at least two other mobile games being developed by Ubisoft and that these were “primary IPs”. One of those titles could be a new Assassin’s Creed mobile game, but I wonder if South Park would fit here as well.

Just Dance 2023, Assassin’s Creed VR, Splinter Cell VR, Settlers, and Rocksmith+ are all titles that could be announced soon. After all, it’s not a Ubisoft Forward event without Just Dance!

Ubisoft’s drive to enter the VR space with Assassin’s Creed VR and Splinter Cell VR, and Sony’s recent announcement regarding PSVR2, makes me think that these games may also be revealed in the near future, whether this either at a Ubisoft event or a Sony event.


Ubisoft clearly has a ton of exciting games in the works and we can’t wait to hear more about its upcoming games showcase.

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