Ubisoft working on unannounced franchise for Fiscal 2019

What could it be?

@DeekeTweak
Published Mon, Feb 12 2018 4:41 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

Ubisoft is apparently working on a mysterious unannounced AAA franchise to release in next fiscal year's timeline.

Ubisoft working on unannounced franchise for Fiscal 2019 | TweakTown.com

While scouting Ubisoft's latest Fiscal Q3'18 earnings I noticed something quite interesting: the company says a new unannounced franchise should roll out in the fiscal year ending March 2020 (FY2019). In fact, this game was supposed to release during this year's timeline but was delayed for unexplained reasons.

The report sees Ubisoft downgrading its sales target by 5 million units due to the delay, as it now will ship 4 AAA games from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 versus 5 AAA titles. Here's what the company said in the filing:

"23 million units expected for 4 AAA releases (versus 28 million units as previously announced) to factor in the arrival of The Crew 2 and the postponement of an unannounced franchise to beyond the fiscal year, as well as a lower exposure to new releases thanks to a strong increase of the back-catalogue, expected to represent more than 45% of total sales."

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been announced, so it's probably not that. And I expect BGE2 to take quite a while to develop. Could it be Ubisoft's spin on the popular battle royale franchise? We're strongly betting it's a service game, whatever it may be.

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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