1. Nirolak

    Member OP

    Ubisoft has stated they have four AAA games releasing next fiscal year (April 2018 - March 2019).

    Known titles:
    - The Crew 2
    - Skull & Bones

    • Most of these notes are about titles that aren't going to come out in this time period, so we should guess other things, with a couple exceptions.
    • Ubisoft has heavily hinted that Assassin's Creed is not getting a new game this year, and instead there will more "amazing" new DLC for Origins. [Edit: People have come forth to repeatedly assert this is not true, so expect an AC game this year.]
    • Yves implied that he was still taking concept pitches for Splinter Cell maybe a year or so ago, so that doesn't seem super likely.
    • Beyond Good & Evil 2 doesn't look like it's on track to release this generation.
    • Ghost Recon, South Park, and Far Cry just came out.
    • Rainbow Six and For Honor are near endless service games that won't be getting sequels for ages.
    • This also seems to be true for Steep, at least thus far, but it's hard to say. I would probably expect at least a three year gap though a la The Crew 2 and The Division 2, so it would be a bit early for a Steep sequel.
    • There will be a third year for The Division, but it doesn't necessarily sound like a huge amount of content is coming, especially compared to the amount of staff working on The Division.
    • Watch Dogs 2 hasn't been updated in a while.
    • Ubisoft excepts to sell something like 23 million units total.
    • The game Ubisoft delayed out of the fiscal year was expected to move 4-5 million units, which would be notably less than either Watch Dogs 2 or The Division shipped at launch.
    • Ubisoft said Avatar isn't expected to release until the second movie.
    • Ubisoft generally doesn't count things like Rabbids, Trials, Rayman, or Just Dance as AAA titles.

    My guesses would be Watch Dogs 3 and The Division 2. Feel free to throw out guesses.

    Also, here's the teaser for Assassin's Creed's "amazing" unannounced DLC releases:

  2. NarohDethan


    Splinter Cell VI is coming right? RIGHT?
  3. Plasma


    Hoping for a Splinter Cell game.
  4. Frox


    I'm waiting Ubisoft....

    and will continue to do so. It's been almost 8 years, what's another 5 right?!

    Please don't
  5. Turkoop


    Thanks for your summary Nirolak
    I'd like to use it on my Twitter page, if that's ok.
  6. riki


    C'om ubi please Watch Dog 3 or The Division 2 (?
  7. PROh1bited


    Watch Dog 3 I assume?
  8. PositiveGamer


    Splinter Cell is returning I am sure. No other way around it.
  9. ZhugeEX

    诸葛亮 - 卧龙 Administrator

    I'm going to crush your dreams and say it's not one of the games for the year.
  11. It’s almost definitely watch dogs 3 as one of them. Gonna lock that down as a Jan-March 2019 title
  12. Philippo


    So AC:Origins is going the Witcher 3 route and get one or two full fledged expansions am i right? Wasnt there a similar rumor?

    Then probably Division 2 for Spring 2019, and Watch Dogs 3 but i doubt its coming anytime sooner than Fall 2019.
  13. rhandino


    There is a possibility of more DLC for Origins?

    Yes please!
  14. Nirolak

    Member OP

    To be honest, I don't expect Splinter Cell this generation, and I don't expect Prince of Persia basically ever, especially as a AAA game.
  15. zombiejames


    Actual AAA or free-to-play with a $60 entry fee?
  16. Gamer17


    Prince of persia incoming ?hell yeah
  17. So will Origins be getting another season pass?
  18. CopyOfACopy


    I would love Splinter Cell but I think the series is finished,"Stealth" & "Last Know Position" are just shoehorned into everything.

    Please be the return of Dedsec
  19. Nirolak

    Member OP

    Ubisoft said every game they make will contain live service elements, and that includes things like Origins with the microtransactions and lootcrates.
  20. LeleSocho


    Hope Watch Dogs 3 is in, really interested on which direction they intend to go with the franchise.
    Hope they keep going the direction 2 went.
  21. Abriael

    Banned Member

    He did not actually hint that a new Assassin's Creed would not come this year. He simply said that he can't say more for now than DLC plans for AC Origins.

    Ubisoft never talks about a new Assassin's Creed before April, so I'd say OP is reading too much into it.
  22. FelipeMGM

    #Skate4 Moderator

    The Division ''2'' is a given. Its been 3 years

    Watch Dogs 3 its very much possible too, but I wouldnt be surprised if its a brand new IP. Still expecting some Splinter Cell announcement, but for the FY after that
  23. Watch Dogs 3 fall 2018, Splinter Cell (reboot) Q1 2019.
  24. Which Ubisoft game felt like a free to play game I’d ask
  25. Tambini


    $100m budget Rayman 4
  26. ZeroX


    I’m not reinstalling Origins for DLC, I hope it’s something available standalone like Freedom Cry. Rogue is coming anyway so that’ll do.

    Let’s see how Watch Dogs plays out...
  27. Giudecca


    The fact that they acknowledged Rayman at all is a good thing...right?
  28. JohnnyMoses


    Please be Watch Dogs 3.
  29. Isn’t that toys to life game also releasing? Or is that not considered AAA

    If so, that would make it 1 unknown game
  30. Wait what? Are you talking about Ubi games?

    Because I don't remember playing a Ubi game and feeling incomplete in terms of content.
  31. PositiveGamer


    Oh for sure..I am not expecting it this year. But I am still expecting a trailer for 2019 release.
  32. Kemono


    I would say Watch Dogs 3. But not this year. Maybe in Feb-Mar 2019.

    Would think that Red Dead 2 gave them a fright.
  33. zombiejames


    I'm talking about the direction the industry's going in in general. "AAA" has two very distinct meanings these days, imho.
  34. Probably not considered AAA by them. Totally forgot about starlink
  35. Frox



  36. TheFireman


    Watch Dogs 3, with series going full stealth. Do it Ubi.
  37. Smokey_Run


    Would it be time for a sequel to Siege? Based on the things I hear from my friends who still play all the time, it sounds like they could use a new foundation to build on for the next couple years.
  38. New Fang

    New Fang

    An entirely new Trials game is long overdue. Trials Fusion came out 4 years ago.
  39. Turkoop


    I still think Ubi will launch Divison 2 this December.
  40. Gobias-Ind


    Is there any reason to doubt that one or both might be new IP?

    I think I've Watched enough Dogs this gen
  41. asd202


    The Division 2 with battle royal mode seems like a lock.
  42. Does Starlink count as AAA?. It's announced for 2018.
  43. Bizzquik


    Watch Dogs 3, so they can get that franchise converted to the Games As Service model, too.

    I expect an even greater emphasis on making its online mechanics interesting, with frequently updated modes. Ubi goes GTA Online, basically. Hello, micro-transactions.
  44. the fact that they use "amazing new Origins DLC" leads me to believe that there will be something that comes after the second AC Origins DLC next month. I wonder if they're going for a Destiny like model where it's

    release new game in october, then release 2 mini DLCs in the spring, announce major 30 to 40 dollar expansion at E3 and release that in October.

    Watch Dogs 3 is a definite for this year I feel. It's really neat to see this Watch Dogs/AC cycle as it gives more time to for the AC devs to crank out an awesome game while giving us something different with Watch Dogs in the off years.
  45. VilleEricson


    “We are concentrating on Assassin’s Creed: Origins for which we are going to launch a few other DLCs,” Guillemot told investors during a conference call. “You will be amazed by what will come on Origins, so that’s the only thing we can say for now.”

    Oh, this is fantastic news! More Bayek for the people!
  46. Strike


    My money's on Watch Dogs 3. There has been rumblings of a new Splinter Cell at some point, but I doubt that it would be far enough to see a release this year if it's in development at all.
  47. Duxxy3


    As long as we get a new Trials game this year I'll be happy. No more crossover bullshit please.
  48. Eggiem


    New IP?!
  49. How would Splinter Cell work as a service? Hitman-esque maybe?
  50. Kapryov


    Is Pioneer dead?
    Where's Pioneer, Ubisoft?! You can't tease a space game and then pretend it never happened!