Ubisoft held its quarterly earnings report this week, revealing multiple delays and cancellations. Not only has the upcoming Avatar game been delayed, but four projects have been cancelled – Ghost Recon Frontline, Splinter Cell VR and two unannounced projects.
As reported by VGC, during the earnings call, Ubisoft confirmed that its planned Splinter Cell VR game has been cancelled. Additionally, Ghost Recon's free to play battle royale spin-off, Frontline, has also been scrapped. Out of the two cancellations, Splinter Cell VR might be the most surprising, as stealth gameplay can work very well in a VR format. As for Ghost Recon Frontline, that game was panned by fans when it was first announced, so its cancellation was perhaps the best move.
The other two projects that Ubisoft cancelled were both unannounced games, so we have no further details at this time, but given Ubisoft's history with leaks, we imagine the story will come out at some point.
Ubisoft has also delayed Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which was set to be its biggest holiday season release. Still, Ubisoft should have a good Q4, thanks to Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Skull and Bones and potentially Assassin's Creed Rift.
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KitGuru Says: Splinter Cell VR might not be happening, but the upcoming remake is still on the way, which should hopefully bring an end to a lengthy content drought for the series.