The pandemic continues to make its effects felt in the gaming industry, and even for a giant like Ubisoft, there are some consequences. In its latest earnings report, the company shared announcements of several delays, including one for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, but that’s not all. Even the flagship Assassin’s Creed series is not immune, but it has also given us a peek at what’s to come.
A “smaller unannounced premium game” originally planned for this fiscal year was revealed to be delayed, and it is likely a reference to Project Rift, a standalone game that was born out of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC. The plan was for the game to fill the gap between more major releases, but development challenges seem to have derailed that plan.
As for bigger projects, we already know the existence of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, but there appears to be yet another open-world experience in the form of Project Red. According to a report by Bloomberg, Project Red will be one of the experiences that comes on the platform provided by Infinity. perhaps more intriguingly, it could very well be set in Asia, a locale that has been demanded by fans for quite some time now.
Of course, all of these are still not exactly confirmed by Ubisoft, and we will have to wait for the official word on the new developments. However, it remains clear that game development is still full of challenges, and the upcoming Ubisoft Forward showcase on 10 September will do well to provide a timely update.