In its full year (2021-22) earnings report, Ubisoft has reiterated the release window for three of its biggest upcoming releases – Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, and Skull and Bones. These are still slated to launch by March 31st 2023 or by the end of the current fiscal year.
“2022-23 will see the first benefits from this strategy as we look to significantly grow our top line,” says the report. “The biggest driver of our topline growth will be our diverse line-up of premium games, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Skull & Bones, as well as other exciting titles.”
Free-to-play releases will also reportedly “benefit” the company with “some of them” undergoing internal and external test phases while being in the “final stages of development.”
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is slated to release this year for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC and Google Stadia with Ubisoft Massive seeking playtesters last month. It could be released in time for the next film, Avatar: The Way of Water, which is out in December. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope was previously thought to be delayed to next year but is seemingly on track for a Holiday 2022 release on Nintendo Switch.
As for Skull and Bones, footage of its recent playtest leaked which prompted Ubisoft Singapore to release a new gameplay clip. It’s still currently slated for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Regarding the company’s free-to-play releases, XDefiant has reportedly added DedSec from Watch Dogs as a faction after dropping the “Tom Clancy” branding. There’s been no official word on Ghost Recon Frontline, though a brand new title in the series is reportedly coming next year.
Then there’s Project Q, a team battle title that’s currently in “early development,” though its free-to-play status hasn’t been confirmed. As always, stay tuned for more details.