Ubisoft has reportedly canceled several games in development, including previously announced Ghost Recon Frontline and Splinter Cell VR.
The publisher announced the cancellation in a phone call with investors that is part of the same earnings report that announced the delay for Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers. Ghost Recon Frontline is a battle royale franchise that debuted last October. It featured over 100 players and was positioned as Ubisoft’s next big game with a live service. With the exception of a planned closed beta that never materialized, Frontline never had a release window and the game was heavily criticized by fans who wanted a more traditional Ghost Recon experience. You can watch the announcement trailer below.
Splinter Cell VR was introduced in September 2020 and it was supposed to be a brand new Splinter Cell game built from the ground up for VR. Since then, the game has not made much of an impression. However, the Assassin’s Creed VR that was introduced with it seems to still be happening.
Ubisoft CFO Frederick Duguet told investors that the cancellation of these games and the two announced projects was a cost-cutting measure to highlight “an even greater focus on our biggest development opportunities.”
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