bottom line: Ubisoft has canceled development on Splinter Cell VR, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Frontline, and two other unannounced games. Based on feedback from gamers, it’s unlikely that many tears will be shed over the loss of the Ghost Recon title.
Virtual reality game based on Splinter Cell was announced during the Facebook Connect event in September 2020. The game was run by Ubisoft Red Storm Entertainment and was intended to be an Oculus VR exclusive.
Ghost Recon Frontline was announced last October as a free-to-play massively multiplayer online battle royale-style shooter in the same vein as Call of Duty: Warzone. Ubisoft intended to launch the game on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC, as well as Amazon Luna and Google Stadia streaming services.
The trailer for the game is reported to have received a lot of negative feedback, but since Google started hiding public dislike counters shortly after its debut, we have no way of knowing how much negative feedback it has received to date. However, the comments section is still active, and it doesn’t take long to rate the room and realize that few people were really looking forward to this game.
Ubisoft CFO Frédéric Duguet announced cancellations during the company’s recent call with investors, adding that they plan to stabilize headcount by the end of FY2023 to match levels at the end of FY2022. Ubisoft will also be focusing more on its biggest development opportunities, hence the cancellations.
Ubisoft also revealed that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will now release in 2023-2024, just like another unannounced game. The new Avatar game was first announced back in 2017 and was scheduled for release in 2022.
Meanwhile, the next game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be revealed in September.
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