With the long-delayed Skull & Bones finally due to set sail, Ubisoft is gearing up for their next big adventure to a galaxy far, far away and feudal Japan. The studio has dated the release of Star Wars Outlaws and Assassin’s Creed Codename Red for end 2024 and March 2025 respectively, as shared in its third-quarter fiscal 2024 earnings call.
“Moving forward, we’re gearing up for a very promising line-up for fiscal year 2025, including the upcoming release of Star Wars Outlaws in 2024, which should be a major milestone in the video game industry, especially given the undeniable appeal of this legendary franchise that will be coming for the first time to the open-world territory, as well as Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, set in the long-awaited feudal Japan universe,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said to shareholders in a quarterly earnings letter.
“We look forward to revealing the full extent of the creative capabilities of Ubisoft’s teams, who are working hard to make these games a success that will live up to gamers’ expectations.”
The fiscal year for French companies runs from April to March, which means the latest possible debut date for Assassin’s Creed Codename Red would be 31 March 2025. According to the company, more information on its fiscal year 2024 to 2025 slate will be revealed later in May, including these two major titles, as well as free-to-play titles The Division Resurgence and Rainbow Six Mobile.
Both projects are positioned as flagship releases with a focus on open-world elements. First announced in June 2023, Star Wars Outlaws touts the franchise’s first open-world game, which promises “an action-adventure story filled with characters and planets both new and well-known to the Star Wars galaxy.”
Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed Codename Red represents the long-awaited realisation of fans’ dreams to bring an action and stealth flair to the historical realm of feudal Japan. The game was previously rumoured to release in 2024, with the expectation to shape “the future of [Ubisoft’s] open-world RPG games.” Other upcoming entries in the juggernaut franchise include Codename Hexe, set in 16th century Europe, and Codename Jade, a mobile collaboration with Tencent, among others.