Last week, Ubisoft found itself in an interesting scenario when it had to delay some of its games, including Watch Dogs Legion and Rainbow Six Quarantine. But this week is all about looking forward to what it has in mind for the future, as it’s already working on projects headed to the next generation.
During the company’s recent financial earnings call, it confirmed that it has several Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5 games in development. At least five are in the works, slated for release sometime in the fiscal year 2021. That means anytime between April 2021 and March 2021, though holiday 2020 seems like the best time since that’s reportedly when the new consoles will arrive.
What’s more, the games will also come to current platforms, including Xbox One and PlayStation 4. No word yet if they’ll be cross-play compatible, but we don’t see why not.
Now the real question is what the titles might end up being. Watch Dogs Legion, and Rainbow Six Quarantine would be right at home on the new systems. But it’s also been a while since we’ve heard anything on Beyond Good and Evil 2, which has gotten tremendous focus during E3 over the past few years. That could be a next-gen launch game as well.
Without any official details, we’re in a holding pattern as far as what Ubisoft has planned. However, its next E3 showcase in 2020 should be quite interesting. We might even get a brand new Assassin’s Creed game, set in the Viking era, that could take advantage of both Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen hardware. We’ll see what’s coming our way over the next few months!