Skull and Bones
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Ubisoft CFO Frédérick Duguet also says that one of Gods and Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine could be delayed into the next fiscal year.
Ubisoft have a packed lineup as far as upcoming releases are concerned. Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla both release later this year, while Far Cry 6 is scheduled to launch in February. Beyond that, multiple other AAA games are also in development- namely Skull and Bones, Gods and Monster, and Rainbow Six Quarantine. Incidentally, all three of these have suffered significant delays (Skull and Bones has suffered multiple, in fact), while Skull and Bones and Gods of Monsters have also reportedly been rebooted during development.
Development on all three titles, however, seems to be going well. Speaking at Ubisoft’s recent quarterly earnings call, when asked specifically about Gods and Monsters and Skull and Bones, CEO Yves Guillemot said that Ubisoft is very happy with how development of both games is going.
“Gods and Monsters and Skull and Bones are well on the way,” said Guillemot. “They are performing very well. We are very happy with the way it’s going on those two games.”
Earlier during the call, CFO Frédérick Duguet fielded similar questions about the development of Gods and Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine, and whether they are still planned for releases in the current fiscal year. Duguet gave assurances that both games’ development scheduled are progressing well, before saying that while launching both before April remains the plan, it’s possible that one of them could get delayed into the next fiscal year, echoing similar earlier statements about the same.
“They are doing well,” said Duguet. “They are benefitting from the extra time we gave them, and we’re happy with the progress. Today, we’ve confirmed the release schedule with five AAA games in the fiscal year, but of course, we’ll continue monitoring the situation closely, including for the two Q4 titles. Potentially, one of them could be at risk to be postponed to fiscal year 2022. But as we have said repeatedly, if we were to take that decision to postpone a game, we will do it for the long-term value of the game.”
During their investors call, Ubisoft also confirmed a second Ubisoft Forward event will be coming in September. It’s possible that we hear something about some of these games at the show.
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