Ubisoft will release five new triple-A games in 2020-2021 with three of them released by the end of this year. Unfortunately, Beyond Good and Evil 2 is not one of them as the game currently has no release window planned for the next two years.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed the news during the Q3 FY2020 investor call saying;
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#C5FA1D” class=”” size=””]We have evolved our organizational structure in recent months in order to strengthen our focus on high-potential titles, and we are very excited about the idea of releasing five new AAA games in 2020-21,[/perfectpullquote]
Yves then confirmed that the open-world Ubisoft prequel Beyond Good and Evil 2 was not one of the five planned triple-A games to release over the next year. Yves revealed that three of the five games will be released before Q3 of 2021 or between the period of October to December 2020 which sound a lot more viable when we look back the publishers’ release track record.
Ubisoft will launch 5 AAA games between April 2020 – March 2021, including Watch Dogs: Legion, Gods & Monsters and Rainbow 6: Quarantine.
The other two are also from Ubisoft’s “biggest franchises”.
~Via earnings call pic.twitter.com/ZF8TDzV1bY
— Shinobi602 (@shinobi602) February 6, 2020
Ubisoft announced major delays to their lineup at the end of 2019 delaying the upcoming Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Gods of Monsters and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 2020 release. These are possibly the four games which are mentioned above.
Ubisoft’s decision to delay the titles came after its Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint release came under fire for its poor experience, heavy use of in-game purchases and boring open world. Ubisoft revealed they will use the criticism from the game as a learning curve for its future titles and needed more time to implement these shifts into the development process.
There’s no doubt that Ubisoft will release Watch Dogs Legion and the new Assassin’s Creed which is rumoured to be Viking-based by the end of 2020. We will just have to watch the company closely after they screwed up Breakpoint so badly.