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Ubisoft Slaughtered A Bunch Of Its Games And Now We Know Why
In an earnings report for mid-2022, Ubisoft revealed several games were considered for cancellation, including “Ghost Recon” and “Splinter Cell” titles, and other games like “Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora” were delayed. In January 2023, Ubisoft announced it canceled “Project Q,” and delayed “Skull & Bones” again. Fans now have an answer for all of the setbacks.
Ubisoft explained itself on an emergency call with investors. As reported by IGN, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said on the call, “We canceled a few games because we needed to make space for other games that are in development in the company, and that's really helping all the other games that are progressing well. Now we feel we have the right number of games.”
The CEO added that cutting down the number of games in development allows the company to focus its efforts more effectively. Guillemot said, “If we look at 24 months, the number of games in the company will go down quite a lot, and that will give more space to all the games we have on the way.” Ubisoft bets that it can make fewer, better games by not stretching its team too thin.