Ubisoft delayed the premiere of two games today and canceled four productions . The company has to face internal problems and is looking for its big hit – that’s why Avatar has been given extra time, and we will have to wait longer for one story from the Assassin’s Creed series.
Kotaku editors published an interesting report on Ubisoft – according to Ethan Gach, the French corporation is looking for its next big hit and for this reason it was decided today to announce long delays and the cancellation of several games.
The journalist emphasizes that the “smaller unannounced premium game” is probably Assassin’s Creed Rift, a spin-off of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which Jason Schreier already informed about last year . The game was supposed to fill a hole in the premiere calendar, but according to Kotaku: two sources familiar with Ubisoft’s plans said that the production “despite the rush to complete it” faces “new challenges”.
Ethan Gach also mentioned that “Assassin’s Creed remains one of the few bright spots for the company” and that the French corporation is to be working on Assassin’s Creed Red (working title).
According to editor Kotaku and Jason Schreier from Bloomberg – the title will be part of Assassin’s Creed Infinity (a great HUB for all stories from this IP) and “according to two sources familiar with its development, it will be set in Asia.” However, Gach could not confirm that it would actually be Japan ( as mentioned recently by Jeff Grubb ).
Kotaku mentions additional problems – apparently even Ubisoft employees do not believe in the success of Skull & Bones, and “smaller increases, job cuts and various frozen budgets” are badly affecting the company, from which more key developers are to leave.