Ubisoft has Five PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett AAA Games in the Works Including Watch Dogs Legion & RS Quarantine; Will Be Cross Gen Titles
Ubisoft has confirmed that it currently has five PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett games in the works.
At least, that’s what the publisher said during its most recent financial earnings call with investors. Ubisoft recently published its earnings figures for the first half of its current fiscal year and also highlighted the targets for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) and Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). FY21 will run from April 2020 through March 2021 and as mentioned in today’s conference call, Ubisoft intends to release all 5 of its upcoming AAA titles in that period for both the current and next-generation consoles, thereby referring to Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Scarlett.
[added on November 1] "They will be on this generation and next-generation of console[s], and they will take advantage -- full advantage of all the new features that are coming with the machines, which are actually going to be extremely interesting for players', Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot said during the call. "As you will be able to download a lot faster new content, the experience will -- players will experience better frame rate. So there are lots of very good elements that will come with those new machines."
As such, Ubisoft has now confirmed that next year’s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine, Watch Dogs: Legion, Gods & Monsters and two yet to be announced titles will become available on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Ubisoft recently delayed Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods & Monsters. All of these titles are now expected to be released and are now expected to launch in FY21.
In this overall context, we have decided to postpone the releases of Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Watch_Dogs Legion until 2020-21. While each of these games already has a strong identity and high potential, we want our teams to have more development time to ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players. This decision will have a very significant impact on our financial results for this fiscal year and goes against our recent successes in building a more stable development model.
Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett are slated for a holiday 2020 release.