Ubisoft cancels four video games that were in production

Ubisoft has cancelled Ghost Recon Frontline, Splinter Cell VR as well as two other unannounced games. Yikes!

Ghost Recon Frontline was only announced on October 5th 2021, yet it’s never going to see the light of day. This was to be Ubisoft’s latest attempt to get in on the competitive battle royale genre.

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Developed by Ubisoft Bucharest, the game was to feature a 102-player grand scale war with teams of three battling it out on the “dynamic Drakemoor Island.” To be fair, it looked like it could have been a fun standalone battle royale shooter.

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Frontline was greeted with fan backlash

However, when Ghost Recon Frontline was announced, it wasn’t well received, to say the least. Its announcement trailer currently has just over 6k upvotes but a whopping 24k downvotes. The comments section is full of negative responses from viewers.

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Nobody. Absolutely nobody asked for this,” said one commenter. “This contains everything I’m tired of in one game,” said another. However, it’s the following comment that perhaps sums up most Ghost Recon fans’ thoughts.

For the first time in Ghost Recon, we bring the action-packed run-n-gun gameplay of other game series to this tactical shooter, destroying the last remnant of its identity,” said the viewer.

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Now, as I said earlier, this looked like it could have been a fun standalone free-to-play shooter. Unfortunately, it does go against the intense tactical gameplay that the Ghost Recon franchise was once known for.

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Ghost Recon Frontline is now more

In response to the overwhelmingly negative feedback, just a couple of weeks later, Ubisoft decided to postpone Ghost Recon Frontline indefinitely with no new release date in sight. Now, Ubisoft’s battle royale shooter has been completely cancelled, along with three other titles.

News of Ubisoft cancelling Ghost Recon Frontline, Splinter Cell VR as well as two other unannounced games, was revealed during a financial call attended by VGC. Sadly, Ubisoft did not provide further details on why the games were cancelled.

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Splinter Cell VR could have been fun

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In terms of the Splinter Cell VR game, very little was known about the title developed by Ubisoft’s Red Storm Studio. 

The Splinter Cell VR game was also intended to be exclusive to the Meta Quest VR headset. Out of the two cancelled games that we know of, I really liked the idea of role-playing as Sam Fisher in VR.

As for the other two announced games, we can only speculate what they were. I suppose we can rule out the troubled Prince of Persia remake, at least for now. Though, it wouldn’t surprise me if this might be the next game on Ubisoft’s chopping block.

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Remember Beyond Good & Evil 2?

To remain somewhat optimistic, at least it’s unlikely that the Splinter Cell remake will be cancelled, right? Oh yeah, that reminds me, where’s Beyond Good & Evil 2?

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