In their earnings call, Ubisoft confirmed that they are planning to release 3 to four AAA games in the next fiscal year. Unfortunately, they didn't comment on what these titles may be but there are some clues to help us decipher that.
Ubisoft have revealed their plans for the next fiscal year, which starts in April 2019. The publisher shed some light about their roadmap and what can we expect in terms of new titles.
The publisher only briefly mentioned that they have three to four new AAA games down in the pipeline, aiming for release from April 2019 to March 2020.
As expected, Ubisoft didn't share details on what these games might be but let's piece together some earlier reports and clues so we can have a clearer picture at Ubisoft's plans.
First off, the games that are unlikely to release. Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed to Gamespot at Gamescom 2018 that no "fully-fledged" Assassin's Creed entry or spinoff is coming this year, which is enough to exclude the action adventure from the list.
It's also unlikely that we're getting new Rainbow Six game as Ubisoft regularly updates Siege with new operators, maps, weapons and other seasonal content.
With such a big focus on Siege, and high player numbers, it's very unlikely that Rainbow Six franchise is getting richer for a new game in the next fiscal year.
Ubisoft recently revealed Year 3 plans for For Honor, which is again, enough to exclude the melee-action from a potential releases list.
The most obvious title that Ubisoft are planning to release is Skulls and Bones. We already got to see the game multiple times, it's deep in development and everything points to a release in the mentioned period.
Our second pick would be something new from the Ghost Recon or Splinter Cell franchises. Wildlands launched almost two years ago while the last Splinter Cell game was Blacklist in 2013 so it's possible we get the announcement in the near future.
Speaking at E3 2017, Guillemot mentioned that all "Clancy games are being taken care of" including Splinter Cell suggesting that the developers could be working on a new title.
All in all, if Ubisoft's games are your thing, there is plenty to look forward to in the upcoming fiscal year, and with The Division 2 just around the corner, you also have something to dive into while you wait for the new titles.