The French publisher plans to launch no less than three unannounced AAA games by the end of the current fiscal year (the end of March 2020). However, Skull & Bones will not be amongst them (and not just because it was already announced!)
Ubisoft‘s fiscal earnings report (from which we don’t say much aside from them having a record year and revenue) claims that between January and March of 2020, in their final fiscal quarter, three AAA games will be released. None of which were announced yet (and they likely will stay that way until E3 in the middle of June). Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is not one of them – it was recently announced with an October 4 release date. It is Ubisoft‘s fourth AAA game for this year.
One of the games is very likely to be Watch_Dogs 3, as the second game came out in 2016, and we have heard and discussed a few things about it since. The second guess could be slightly extreme, but there’s a chance for a new Splinter Cell game. It’s about time that Sam Fisher is coming back. The third game? It’s unlikely to be an Assassin’s Creed title. It will either be a new IP or a new Far Cry game. The Crew 3? Unlikely. For Honor 2? Doubtful. New Rainbow Six? Nah, Ubisoft is pushing Siege as much as they can.
On Twitter, Karl von der Luhe, the producer of Skull & Bones, said the following: „You may have heard that the Skull & Bones release date has been pushed back and we will not be at E3 2019. Rest assured that we are working as hard as ever to make sure that the game is going to be as great as possible, and quality remains our number one focus. […]” So Skull & Bones is not coming this year, but possibly by the end of 2020, but by then, it’s likely to become a cross-gen game, meaning it would not only be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but also the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox. (And Beyond Good & Evil 2 will also likely come out around that time, it already looked a next-gen game when it was announced.)
What could the three games be that Ubisoft might announce at E3?
We’re going to batten down the hatches and push back on the game’s arrival—this is a challenging news for us all, but it’s what’s needed to make Skull & Bones as awesome as it can be!
Our focus remains on quality first and we’re grateful for your undying support ☠️⚔️ pic.twitter.com/ZCt85tY3TG
— Skull & Bones (@skullnbonesgame) May 15, 2019