Ubisoft has officially canceled a number of unannounced projects in the past few months. According to reports, there may have been a number of Battle Royale titles among them.
Last year and earlier this year, Ubisoft sealed a total of seven previously unannounced projects. If you believe there’s a new report, it must be pretty big for Battle Royale titles. Because: The developer and publisher are said to have worked on at least 12 different games.
The Battle Royale genre has gained immense popularity in recent years, after all, long-time favorites like Apex Legends, Fortnite, or Call of Duty: Warzone have been hugely successful (also commercial) for quite some time. Apparently, Ubisoft also wanted to take advantage of this, which is why they took a multi-pronged approach and worked on different representatives of genres.
Hyperscape It was the first attempt to gain a foothold in the genre and get a piece of the pie – but this attempt failed miserably, which is why Hyper Scape was completely discontinued on April 28, 2022. But even then there were rumors here and there about new Battle Royale titles from Ubisoft .
Now, the mostly informed Insider Gaming, citing a Ubisoft employee, reports that Ubisoft has really ramped up its efforts in this area over the past couple of years. According to the report, at least 12 Battle Royale games were said to be in the works at various stages of development.
It is not clear what happened to these projects. While it can’t be ruled out that one or the other may continue to see the light of day, among the seven unannounced games that have been discontinued in the past few months there are likely to be many more games. According to the employee, the move was made because the nicknames were simply “not what players want”.
However, another employee revealed to Insiders that the company has also been working on an unannounced direct service game since 2019, which is scheduled to launch in 2025/2026. Some other previously unknown titles are in the pipeline for 2027 or beyond. Previous leaks indicated that one of these games could be The Crew: Orlando – a sequel to the popular racing series.
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