Ubisoft Cancels Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon Frontline

| July 21, 2022
Ubisoft Cancels Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon Frontline

Ubisoft’s release schedule suffers a major shakeup as the French publisher cancels Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon Frontline, along with two other unannounced titles.

During an earnings call today, Ubisoft revealed the news, the choice after taking into account the “more uncertain economic environment”. They also announced that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has been delayed and will no longer release alongside James Cameron’s Avatar sequel this December.

Ghost Recon Frontline was announced last year, but it wasn’t well-received by fans. It was going to be a new free to play game in Ubisoft’s long-standing military shooter series. The core experience would feature a large-scale, team-based battle royale-style mode where teams of three people complete objectives before calling for extraction. The idea never stuck with fans, and the game received mainly negative sentiment on social media. 

Ubisoft Cancels Splinter Cell Vr And Ghost Recon Frontline 1

Announced back in 2020, details for Splinter Cell VR were very light, only that it would be making its way over to the Meta range of headsets, and would be worked on by Red Storm studio in collaboration with Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Ubisoft Reflections, and Ubisoft Mumbai. It is notable that Assassin’s Creed VR, which was announced alongside Splinter Cell VR, was not noted in this cancellation announcement.

With these games now scrubbed from the Ubisoft release calendar, things are looking rather light for the publisher this fall. On the major release front Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and Skull and Bones lead the Q4 releases, with the smaller stealth-focused Assassin’s Creed game slated to hit this September.

With games such as The Settler reboot, and the remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time still sitting in limbo, and still no dates for Splinter Cell remake, and Beyond Good & Evil 2, it is hard to say what Ubisoft has planned for 2023 and beyond.

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