Ubisoft has experienced a wait time lately. Last year, this great publisher released just two triple-A titles, both of which belong to the popular Tom Clancy brand. Division 2 and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is a questionable adventure, and while the former proves to be a solid follow-up to the series, Breakpoint's acceptance, well, is less than ideal. Strongly criticized for monetization practices and the lack of compelling gameplay, it is no exaggeration to say that the franchise will likely be relegated to bank status for the foreseeable future.
Fortunately, however, French industry veterans are not without a beloved IP to use and, as part of a recent revenue call, the company confirmed plans to launch various triple-A products between April 2020 and March 2021, one of which is expected to be Far Cry 6. Of the next five matches, Watch Dogs: Legion, Gods & Monsters, and Rainbow Six: Quarantine have been revealed, and the remaining two are said to be part of the "Ubisoft biggest franchise".
Sadly, those hoping for one of the mysterious titles to become a new installment of Splinter Cell will ruin hope now. That's according to Jason Schreier of Kotaku, at least, who said that Far Cry 6 and the unnamed sequel Assassin Creed will take last two places.
Anyone who hopes for Splinter Cell will once again be disappointed. Sorry (This is AC and Far Cry). https://t.co/7hKDV3y5QS
– Jason Schreier (@jasonchreier) February 6, 2020
For what it's worth, Ubisoft hasn't confirmed Schreier's suspicions, but given an impressive leaky record in the past, we'll be surprised if the results differ from those suggested.
Splinter Cell seems to remain in the background, then, but good news, if fully expected, for Far Cry fans. Launched in 2018, Far Cry 5 It is fast becoming Ubisoft's most successful launch for the current generation of consoles, so it will certainly aim to emulate that success with any follow-up. However, the question that remains is whether this next continuation will be for the existing platform or for PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X. What do you think? Voice in the usual place below!