Ubisoft’s Big Delay and Cancellation Day: Avatar open-world moves into fiscal year 24

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Fans of giant game publisher Ubisoft may be hoping that the upcoming presentation, set to go online in September, might contain some surprises or confirmations for more big games coming in 2022, in a massive way.

A disclosure to investors Thursday was paired with an audio presentation hosted by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, and the first nine minutes were mostly doom and gloom. After confirming the previously announced plans to launch a Mario + Rapids A sequel and a long delay skull bones A pirate-fighting game, Guillemot confirmed two extended game delays and four cancellations — while Mom about at least two games remained in the apparent limbo of development.

More like a “waiting road”

Arguably the biggest news is about the delay Avatar: Pandora’s Border, is an open world adventure game based on James Cameron’s Avatar movie series. The game is now slated to release in Ubisoft’s “Fiscal Year 24,” which could mean any time between April 2023 and March 2024. That’s a big bump from the original “2022” launch window – which could have brought it close to its December 16 launch The first sequel to this series in 13 years. Avatar: Water Road.

We could see a stronger release date for that game during the aforementioned video presentation in September, or at least, something like actual gameplay; So far, the only hint of symbol picture The existence of the game is an “in-engine” reveal that may not actually resemble what the game would look like in real time. However, it appears that the game is targeting current-generation consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, which could mean that the game will take major technical leaps that are not available in the families of the previous generation game consoles.

Guillemot took the opportunity to confirm it A: FoP Presents a “major multi-year opportunity for Ubisoft,” suggesting that it could come with game-as-a-service hookups or “expansion pack” add-ons to keep players engaged over time, just like how Ubisoft has handled pretty much every game An open world launched by the last eight years.

A VR game that will now only be virtual and never real

Additionally, Guillemot confirmed that a “smaller, unannounced, premium game” has been worn from Ubisoft’s fiscal year 23 to fiscal year 24. Without further elaboration on what this project might be, we should look at reporters like Jason Schreyer of Bloomberg, who previously suggested that the game in question is standalone Doctrine killer expansion pack. This game, referred to as “Project Rift”, is said to have started its life as an add-on for 2020 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla before being converted to a larger temporary version. According to the same reports, this was done to beat the fans while another was not announced Doctrine killer project, which aims to serve as an ever-evolving, online hub for Doctrine killer Environments and timelines, are still under development.

Following news of the match being postponed twice, Guillemot confirmed that four matches had been canceled in total, including two previously announced titles: Ghost Recon Frontline, a Battle Royale concept that had already entered early play testing; And the Splinter Cell VRMeta Quest, an exclusive new entry in the long-running stealth action series. The latter was announced during an Oculus event in 2020, at which time something was called Assassin’s Creed VR It was also announced (and not to be confused with VR installations of “Escape Room”). A Reddit post earlier this year included a video mock-up of a potential new VR game called Assassin’s Creed Nexusand its author suggested that the resulting game would provide a more linear translation of Alternating current String formula for virtual reality – although its authenticity has not been confirmed.

The bloodshed continued during the call, with news that “two more undisclosed addresses” were summarily cancelled. Where ACVR It was previously announced, and it can be said that it is still on Ubisoft’s development schedule, although the company did not have further details about this game today. Either way, ACVR It wasn’t directly mentioned during today’s presentation, and the same is true for two of Ubisoft’s most elusive games in development: Beyond Good and Evil 2which was announced with great fanfare at E3 2017, and Prince of Persia remakewhich was announced in 2020, however it has been delayed several times.

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