Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was the most likely candidate for one of these five games, as its reveal came along with a promised holiday 2020 launch, including on Xbox Series X and PS5. Meanwhile, Ubisoft unexpectedly delayed Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters, and Rainbow Six Quarantine from their early 2020 launches to allow for next-gen versions as well.
Ubisoft’s fiscal years typically end on March 31 of their respective years, meaning we should see these five games before that date in 2021, barring any delays, which Guillemot makes note could be a possibility in this most recent earnings call. Due to considerations needing to be made because of COVID-19’s impact, Guillemot said the new earnings forecast “notably reflects the possibility that we decide to postpone the release of a AAA title to 2021-22, if it ensures to maximize the long-term potential of our line-up” but that “Our initial targets for 2020-21 remain in sight.”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla First Screenshots
Whatever the fifth unannounced game may be, it’s likely we may hear something about it, or at the very least these other four confirmed games, at Ubisoft Forward, the company’s E3 conference-like digital event scheduled for July. Ubisoft will also be part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming showcase event, which kicks off in June.
For more on Ubisoft’s upcoming slate of games, check out everything we’ve learned about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla so far, including what we learned in our interview with Valhalla’s director Ashraf Ismail.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor, host of Podcast Beyond!, and is currently making his way through Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.