It's been a while since Ubisoft raised a few eyebrows by pushing several releases into fiscal 2021, i.e. from March 2020 to April 2021, and in their latest financial call, they confirmed that five AAA games are coming in that time frame.
Those that have been confirmed are Watch Dogs: Legion, Gods & Monsters and Rainbow 6: Quarantine, but Ubisoft stopped short of naming the other to.
What they did say was that the two games are from Ubisoft's "biggest franchises", which narrows things down significantly.
Kotaku's Jason Schreier said that "anyone holding out hope for Splinter Cell is, once again, going to be disappointed", because the studio has something else in store. He is confident that these will be Assassin's Creed's rumoured Viking-themed instalment and a new addition to the Far Cry saga.
The last time we've heard about a possible new Splinter Cell game, it was in September 2019 , and even that was the listing type of leak, which aren't always reliable. Ubisoft also said they'll be taking their time with development a bit more, especially with live service games and their sequels.
It's well worth saying that Kotaku broke the news of the Viking-themed Assassin's Creed game, but some industry analysts most of their report are educated guesses rather than facts .
"For what it’s worth. All of the new AC leaks so far have been incorrect. It’s not even called Ragnarok. Sure. Some of the details are right. Like improved combat or whatever. But in general, they’re not that accurate", said prominent insider ZhugeEX.
Apparently, three of the aforementioned games are launching in the third fiscal quarter, i.e. October to December 2020, while the other two are coming in the last quarter, which is from January to March 2021.