Skull & Bones delayed, Wont be at E3, Ubisoft has 3 more AAA unannounced titles for FY20 (Before April 2020)

Klyka

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Oct 25, 2017
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Jesus, I am so looking forward to this game and it keeps being delayed D:

I swear they are making a full on "run around as your guy" game now and hence the tons of extra time
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Surely that confirms that they're implementing a Black Flag-esque singleplayer. No way this game is that far out after having been at two E3's and ends up just being a ship game. It looked finished.
 

PlunderBunker

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Oct 29, 2017
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Good. Hopefully we can get that Pirate game we deserve. Let us free roam around on land. Give us a proper story campaign instead of a multiplayer-only ship battle game. Make it Black Flag 2 and everything will be good :)
 

Bradbatross

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Mar 17, 2018
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I had the impression that the game was coming out soon after last E3... Did they ever end up having that beta?
 

Toumari

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Oct 27, 2017
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Nice to see Ubisoft letting their games cook. Take note EA and Bethesda.

Would Just Dance be considered AAA? Maybe not.

Nice to see Watch Dogs 3 is all but confirmed for E3.
 

bluexy

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was just thinking about Skull & Bones, what with the recent release of Sea of Thieves Arena mode. Good to hear the team's getting the time it needs, though I was definitely looking forward to seeing more of the game at E3.
 

Prine

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Oct 25, 2017
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Come one Splinter cell! Show Konami how it's done!

Also, im making the assumption that SoT has really set a high bar for a pirate adventure games, they perhaps want some of that co-op audience.
 

Toni

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Nov 13, 2017
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The game looked really promising. Its probably releasing next year or its being re-worked from its core to come out as a next-gen release. Sending the team good vibes on the long road ahead and super looking forward to its next showing.
 
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Zukkoyaki

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sounds like they're significantly reworking it to include proper single player, on-foot gameplay or both.

But three more AAA games in addition to Gbost Recon?! Whoa. Watch Dogs 3 is a given but I wonder what the others could be with no AC this year.
 

Mushroomer25

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Oct 25, 2017
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I imagine at this point, they're basically pushing this to next-gen and rebuilding assets to keep up.

This game has been such an odd disaster. On reveal, it genuinely seemed like the trailer could've ended with 'out now'. A multiplayer game that just lifted the AC ship mechanics seems super easy to put together, and I don't think they really NEEDED to do major overhauls on what was already there. But now it's been three years, the project seems further from finished than ever, and even AC has kinda moved away from the boat stuff. No pun intended, but the ship has sailed on this concept.

As for the three unannounced titles for this fiscal - WATCH_DOGS 3 is largely confirmed, the new project from the Mario x Rabbids team should be ready, and I imagine the Avatar game that Massive was working on is the third. (If Avatar 2 was originally scheduled for a late 2020 launch, a game in Spring 2020 doesn't seem impossible. And a major game release could help reintroduce the brand ahead of the next movie.)

Edit - Splinter Cell also seems totally doable. Maybe that instead of Avatar.
 

SuikerBrood

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Jan 21, 2018
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Man, I enjoyed the reveal of Skull & Bones, but it seems they haven't been able to get it to work yet. There must be some possible middle ground between World of Warships and Assassin's Creed Black Flag.
 

Mandos

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Nov 27, 2017
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Obviously they are teaming up with Nintendo after a successful original spinoff and the version of a game with crossover content outselling the others by a wide margin
 

mazi

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Oct 27, 2017
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if it's 3 new games for this year, then i can see one of them being a new collaboration with nintendo. they probably do consider games of mario+rabbid's scale "AAA".
 

Mushroomer25

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I don;t think that Ubisoft considers Mario & Rabbids as AAA release.
I doubt it'd be a pure sequel - but I could easily see Ubisoft putting that team on a bigger IP after the success of the first game. If they continue the partnership with Nintendo, maybe that's adding the budget to make even a small franchise into a AAA release.

What I'm saying is that team is definitely working on a huge reboot of Advance Wars for the Switch, hitting store shelves this Christmas.