Immortals Fenyx Rising 2 and The Crew 3 underway at Ubisoft claims rumour

Rumours suggest that Ubisoft has recently cancelled an E3 style reveal event that would have announced a brand new 2.5D Prince Of Persia.

There’s not going to be a physical E3 event this year and it’s still unclear if there’ll be a digital one, so big publishers are having to organise their own equivalents and there’s just been a major leak about Ubisoft’s one.

According to the provenly reliable Tom Henderson at Xfire, Ubisoft was planning a major online event relatively soon but has cancelled those plans because of ‘recent world events’ – presumably the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It’s unclear whether it will be rescheduled but Henderson claims to have details of a number of new, unannounced Ubisoft games that would have been featured and which are still likely to be unveiled sometime this year.

Immortals Fenyx Rising appeared to sell poorly when it was released in December 2020, despite being one of Ubisoft’s best reviewed games of recent years, but supposedly the publisher is ‘pleased’ with its performance and a sequel is currently in development for an unknown release date.

Another big surprise is a second new Prince Of Persia, beyond the already delayed remake of Sands Of Time – which now doesn’t even have an estimated release date. The new game is supposedly a 2.5D platformer that takes inspiration from the Ori series from Moon Studios, although again there’s not even a hint of when it’s due to be released.

Also not mentioned until now is The Crew 3, which was leaked last year as DLC but is now apparently a full game codenamed Project Orlando. There’s no details on it though and again no estimated release date.

The release date for the previously announced Splinter Cell remake is said not to be until 2024 ‘at the earliest’, with apparently little chance of seeing any gameplay footage this year.

Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed Infinity is meant to be the next big entry in the franchise and while Ubisoft has officially announced it, they’ve never explained exactly what it is, beyond it being some kind of live service title. Its scale is such that it’s still not predicted to release until 2024 or 2025.

Because that’s so far away a smaller stopgap title, called Assassin’s Creed Rift is expected to be released in the first half of 2023, after having originally been intended as DLC for Valhalla.

Henderson details 17 of the 20 games he claims are currently in development at Ubisoft, although many of the others are already announced free-to-play and mobile titles, such as the much criticised Ghost Recon Frontline and XDefiant.

Although it’s not been seen in public since its announcement, he does also claim that Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is still due to be released this year.

In a separate tweet, he mentions Ubisoft’s already announced Star Wars game as the 18th title, but claimed it would not be out until 2025 at the earliest – which also suggests it probably won’t be unveiled this year.

Far Cry 7, which is not mentioned, is presumably the 19th title, with previous rumours suggesting it will be a live service title like Assassin’s Creed Infinity.

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